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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: Tom Burger
Schneeleopard, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schneeleopard
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schneeleopard
Scientific Surname Uncia uncia
Order Predators
Family Felidae
Size head till trunk 100-150 cm
Weight male: 50 kg, female: 37 kg
Reproduction gestation period: 100 days, 2-4 subadults
Distribution Central Asia
Habitat higher regions
Food Ibex, Sheep, Marmots, Chicken birds
Livestock endangered