New snow leopard on the way to Louisville Zoo

New snow leopard on the way to Louisville Zoo
A new snow leopard will be joining the Louisville Zoo. (Source: File photo from Pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Zoo is getting a new snow leopard.

UPS announced this week it’s moving 1-year-old Meru from the Los Angeles Zoo to Louisville early Saturday.

Meru will be part of an enhanced snow leopard exhibit, Snow Leopard Pass, set to open in March. The exhibit will resemble a small Himalayan village in Nepal, according to the Louisville Zoo.

Meru will join Kimti and NeeCee -- seen in the Facebook post below -- as the zoo’s resident snow leopards. (Story continues below)

Meet NeeCee -- our newest addtion. Two year-old female snow leopard NeeCee will be on exhibit rotation with Kimti. Like if you plan to visit her soon.

Posted by Louisville Zoo on Friday, November 17, 2017

As for his travel accommodations, UPS said Meru will ride in a crate specifically designed for transporting exotic felines.

Find out more about the Louisville Zoo by clicking here.

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