Snow Leopards by Rebecca

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Snow Leopards by Rebecca

  1. 1. Snow Leopards By Rebecca Keane February 2004
  2. 2. Where they live - Habitat • Mountains of central Asia – Siberia, China, India, Mongolia, Nepal & Russia • Prefer steep terrain, cliffs, rocky outcrops, ravines etc. • Pop. 4,000 to 6,500 – China 2000 – In Nepal 300
  3. 3. Physical Features • Adult around 120 to 150 cm long • Tails 90cm long • Males 30 % bigger • Feet are natural snow shoes • When they sleep wrap tail around like a scarf
  4. 4. Diet • Their main prey- Himalayas blue sheep , ibex and musk deer • They catch prey by pouncing from as far as 15 metres away
  5. 5. Breeding • The mating season is between January and May • Cubs are born in late spring or early summer • Maybe 1-4 cubs in a litter but it is most likely that their will be 2-3 • Cubs leave their mum at 18-22 months http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd1W_818gPk
  6. 6. Conservation • Listed as Endangered Species • Illegal to hunt or trade • Natural prey is disappearing What can we do? • Raise awareness about their plight • Adopt a snow leopard (like mine  )
  7. 7. Thank you... Questions ?

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