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Snow Leopard

(engl: Snow Leopard)

Dressed for every occasion

The Snow Leopard, also known as the Ounce, lives high up in the mountains. They are perfectly adapted to this habitat. Their thick fur keeps them warm and can be up to 12cm long. It protects them from large temperature fluctuations, from -40C in winter and +40C in summer.

World record holder in long jump

The leopard can jump up to 16 meters. They also use this gift when hunting. After sneaking up on their prey, they quickly jump with intention. Their long tails help them balance.

Schneeleopard, Foto: Michael Zickwolf
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schneeleopard
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schneeleopard
Wissenschaftl. Name Uncia uncia
Ordnung Predators
Familie Felidae
Größe Kopf-Rumpf 100-150 cm
Gewicht ♂ ca. 50 kg, ♀ ca. 37 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 100 Tage, 2-4 Jungtiere
Verbreitung Central Asia
Lebensraum higher regions
Nahrung Ibex, Sheep, Marmots, Chicken birds
Bestand endangered