Endangered Species Project
Common Name: Snow Leopard
Scientific Name: Panthera Uncia
There are very little number of plants in the snow leopards natural habitat, a cold, snowy, mountain top with strong winds. The only plants that can survive in these extreme conditions are small shrubs and grasses. Yet this is all that is needed to keep the ecosystem here going. The small grasses and shrubs feed the goats and ibex and cattle that feed the snow leopards.
Food Pyramid and Food Web
New Habitat/Zoo Area Proposal
-Thinner air (All animals have developed stronger lungs and are used to thin air on mountain tops)
-Ibex, bharal, chukar, and other prey for snow leopard
-Small ponds for water
Pressures Causing Endangerment to Snow Leopards
Snow leopards are often poached for their furs and have been over hunted. Building projects have caused the snow leopards to lose their habitat and food/water sources.