By: Emily Atwell
LIFE BEYOND A SNOW LEOPARD!
HABITAT AND EXTINCTION
They live in the Himalayas or cold mountain regions, and right now, because of climate change, they are losing their habitats, which is a factor of them becoming extinct. Also, their natural prey, known as Argali Sheep, are becoming more harder to find because of local communities are hunting them, so they are forced to eat livestock which is the cause of local communities killing the leopards so that is another factor of their endangerment.
Right now, they are an endangered species, they are being killed more and more by the day, but still yet, we are saving them as much as we can and as much as possible by reducing the percentage of them being killed.
HOW ARE WE HELPING?
They monitor snow leopards and reduce the retaliatory killing of them through innovative local insurance plans!
Around 4000, to about 6500 are left!
They can jump 3 times their size, which is about 9 meters.
They hunt animals about 3 times their size.
& Snow Leopards are born blind and begin to see around 9 days old.