By: David Brandtner
The snow leopard is for the most part a very solitary animal. The male snow leopards usually make a territory 4 to 40 square miles using his urine, leaving a few females inside it. The leopard mates from January until April. They usually have two to three babies. After the babies are born, the male leaves the female and she is left the raise the babies by herself. The baby snow leopards are born blind as well as deaf and have to depend on their mother to help them get around. After around two years they leave their mother. The average life span of the snow leopard is about 20 years and have babies every two years.
Predators and self-defense: The snow leopards only predator is the polar bear. The snow leopard uses camouflage to hide from the polar bear, but if it was being attacked it would use its claws to defend itself.
Endangered Status: The snow leopard is endangered due to their craving for domestic animals sometimes. Due to this they are killed by the farmers to keep them from eating the animals. Also they are killed by poaching in illegal trades. They are also killed and used for traditional Chinese medicine.