Snow Leopard Cubs At New York’s Central Park Zoo

11 11 2013

Two yet-to-be-named snow leopard cubs — a male and a female — were introduced at the Central Park Zoo in New York on Wednesday.

The zoo, so far, is dubbing them “Little Boy” and “Little Girl” before they are officially named.

They weigh 30 pounds each, but should bulk up to anywhere from 65 to 120 pounds.

The cubs are the first for 7-year-old mother Zoe and 6-year-old father Askai.

Snow leopards first arrived at the Central Park Zoo in 2009, and Askai was transferred from the Bronx Zoo in the spring.

The cubs’ viewing schedule at the zoo will vary as they adjust to their surroundings.

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In Photos: 10,000 Feared Killed By Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) In Philippines

11 11 2013

At least 10,000 people are believed dead in Tacloban city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded hit the Philippines with ferocious winds and giant waves.

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record, packing winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour) that gusted to 275 kph (170 mph), and a storm surge that caused sea waters to rise 6 meters (20 feet).

Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings.

Death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides.

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