Some public school kids were treated to the first look at Central Park Zoo's new snow leopards yesterday, the first of their kind to have a Manhattan zip code. Some of the kids talked to the Daily News, giving their initial thoughts on the uncertain future of the animals as a species. One 8-year-old named Conway told them, "I'm inspired. In the winter, I will spend all the time helping endangered animals by not wasting paper, and I will try not to litter, which I already do." What about the other three seasons Conway?
Meanwhile, as students chanted "No fur coats!" Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe tried to quell the future PETA army by telling a joke—"What happened to the leopard that took a bath three times a day? He became spotless."