Leechana was born May 23, 1985, in the Moscow Zoo. She is the mother of four beautiful offspring. Three of them now live in other zoos: her firstborn son, Zahar, who is now 17, was sent to the Novosibirsk Zoo, in the southwestern part of Siberia, and two daughters, 12-year-old Jolie and 2-year-old Lorraine now live in the UK. Leechana's middle daughter, Flora-Michelle, was born in 2009 and is best friends with her mom. Like two peas in a pod, Leechana and Flora-Michelle often sit in their enclosure embracing each other, zookeepers say.