Snow Leopard – Did You Know…

  
… that a snow leopard can jump as far as 15 meters (50 feet) in a single leap? 

One Indian snow leopard, protected and observed in a national park, is reported to have consumed five blue sheep, nine Tibetan woolly hares, twenty-five marmots, five domestic goats, one domestic sheep, and fifteen birds in a single year.

As these numbers indicate, snow leopards sometimes have a taste for domestic animals, which has led to killings of the big cats by herders.

These endangered cats appear to be in dramatic decline because of such killings, and due to poaching driven by illegal trades in pelts and in body parts used for traditional Chinese medicine. Vanishing habitat and the decline of the cats’ large mammal prey are also contributing factors.

18 thoughts on “Snow Leopard – Did You Know…

  1. I hear to much of this… used in medicine, illegal tade, poaching, etc… the snow leopard is a beautiful crearure. Shouldn’t animals (or Mother Nature in general) have rights like us humans? They were first.

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