And yes, they are painfully adorable.

The two cubs, both males, were born on May 6th, but are just making their first appearance in the zoo's Himalayan Highlands exhibit. They look pretty stoked to be there:


The pair was bred through one of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plans, cooperative conservation and animal management programs designed to curb the rapid extinction of some of the planet's most imperiled species. Read more about AZA's Species Survival Plans (more than 500 of which are currently in motion) here.

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