A rare new addition has arrived in the county, as an endangered snow leopard finds its home at a Norfolk zoo.

The two-year-old female snow leopard, Aurora, has arrived at Banham Zoo.

She had made the journey across the county from Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens to join Banham's male snow leopard, Shen.

The move is part of a European breeding programme which is hoped to help the conservation of the extremely endangered species.

Aurora is much smaller than Shen but is already finding her feet and has begun to show off her personality and character.

Aurora was born in May 2022Aurora was born in May 2022 (Image: Banham Zoo)

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Graeme Williamson, head of living collections, said: "We are thrilled by Aurora’s arrival and are proud to do our part in protecting this endangered species, contributing to European conservation efforts right here in Norfolk.

"By participating in the EAZA European breeding programme for snow leopards, we hope to raise awareness about their plight in the wild.

"Every visitor who comes to see Aurora will be part of this global conservation effort, and we hope to inspire future generations to take action in protecting our planet’s precious wildlife.”