Snow Leopard

"Ghost Cat on the Lookout" by Jonathan Kuo (digital)

 
The snow leopard is one of my favorite big cats will always take the opportunity to paint or draw them.
— Jonathan Kuo

Habitat

Snow leopards are found anywhere in the high mountains of the Himalayas, with sightings extending into southern and western Mongolia and southern Russia.

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Family Life

Snow leopards are solitary and nomadic, finding one another to mate and then returning to their solitude.

Lifespan

They have been known to live for as long as 21 years in captivity but probably live from 10 to 13 years in the wild.

Hunting Habits/Diet

The Snow Leopard is a carnivore and primarily hunt goats, sheep, rabbits and birds.

Population

An estimated 3,000 snow leopards remain in the wild, with 600-700 in zoos around the world.

Why are they Endangered?

Snow leopards are facing a distinct threat from climate change. Their typical habitat range, where the tree line stops and the snow line begins, is directly affected by changing temperatures.

Status

Endangered

Sources

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