Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Panthera Uncia

Eats

It hunts at night and preys on various animals, such as marmots, wild sheep, ibex (Capra), and domestic livestock.

Lives

Mountain ranges in central and south Asia at high altitudes of 9,800-17,000 ft

Behavior

Yowls, meows, grunts, chuffs, and moans. It can also purr when exhaling. Mostly solitary.

Description

Snow leopards are known for their thick fur, which is pale gray or cream-colored, often with rosettes and spots on their coats that act as camouflage in their snowy habitat. These spots provide excellent concealment in their environment. Their long tails are used for balance, but also warmth. Their paws are large to act as snow shoes as they traverse across snowy mountaintops.

Did you Know?

They can travel over 25 miles in a single night.

How can I Help?

There could be as few as 4,000 snow leopards in the wild. The main threats they face are habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, loss of prey, poaching for the illegal trade, and climate change. Snow leopards are also poached for their fur and bones, which are a source of income for people living in rural areas.

Least Concern
Least Concern
Near Threatened
Near Threatened
Vulnerable
Vulnerable
Endangered
Endangered
Critically Endangered
Critically Endangered
Extinct in the Wild
Extinct in the Wild
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