SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Coconut the snow leopard cub at the Sacramento Zoo is out of surgery and recovering.

Veterinary specialists from UC Davis performed a rare eyelid surgery at the zoo’s hospital Wednesday morning.

The public was invited to come and watch through a viewing window.

Coconut was born at the zoo earlier this year with a couple of congenital birth defects, including no eyelids. The surgery should prevent any long-term eye problems.

Coconut will be off exhibit for a couple weeks to recover.