WATCH: Adorable baby snow leopard's first steps outside

Makalu - who is just 20 weeks old - has experienced the outdoors for the first time since he was born at Dudley Zoo earlier this year.

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VIDEO: Snow leopard cub's first time outdoors

Twenty-week-old snow leopard Makalu has experienced the outdoors for the first time since he was born at Dudley Zoo.

Makalu has experienced the outdoors for the first time since he was born at Dudley zoo. Credit: Dudley Zoo

Makalu, who was born in May, was joined by his mum Nanga as they began exploring the rocks, cave and pool in the outdoor enclosure.

He made his public debut in June but has only just been able to step into the great outdoors.

20-week-old Makalu Credit: Dudley Zoo

Snow leopard cub born at Dudley Zoo

Dudley Zoo has released a photo of its newest arrival, an eight-week-old snow leopard cub.

'Cub X' is the first snow leopard to be born at Dudley Zoo for 12 years Credit: Dudley Zoo

At the moment it is known as 'Cub X' because its sex is not known.

The baby made its public debut last weekend with its mum, Nanga, aged four.

Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, said: "Nanga is a first-time mum so it's such a relief that they have bonded well.

"You can see the baby developing every day, it's wonderful to watch, and already it seems quite a feisty little cub."

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