- Domain Eukayra: All animals in the Domain Eukayra have a nucleus in their cells. Also, all animals in the Domain Eukayra are adaptable to their environment. Lastly the animal can be single cellular or multicellular
- Kingdom Animalia: All animals in the Kingdom Animalia are Heterotrophs which means that they rely directly on their food. In addition, all animals in the Kingdom Animalia lack a cell wall on their cells.
- Phylum Chordata: All animals in the Phylum Chordata have a notochord (a backbone). Also, all animals in the Phylum Chordata have a complete digestive system.
- Subphylum Vertebrata: First all animals in the Subphylum Vertebrata have muscles attached to their endoskeleton. Secondly, all animals in the Subphylum Vertebrata have two to four chambers in their heart.
- Class Mammalia: All animals in the Class Mammalia have hair at some point during their development. Also, all animals have a highly developed brain in the Class Mammalia.
- Order Carnivora: Most animals in the Order Carnivora have an enlarged fourth upper premolar and first lower molar. In addition, all animals in the Order Carnivora have a simple stomach.
- Family Felidae: All animals except the cheetah in the Family Felidae have retractable claws. Secondly, all animals in the Family Felidae five toes on their front feet and four toes on their hind feet.
- Genus Uncia: The only animal in the Genus Uncia is the snow leopard.
- Species: Uncia uncia
- Height: Snow leopards are usually 23.5 inches high from their shoulder to the ground.
- Length: Snow leopards are usually 1000 to 1300 mm in length with its tail being 800 to 1000 mm. its tail takes up 75% to 90% of the snow leopard's whole body.
- Weight: A snow leopard is usually 55 to 165 pounds.
- Color: A snow leopard is soft gray or cream in color with a white belly. Its head, neck, and lower limbs are marked with solid black or dark brown spots. Their body fur is covered with brown blotches ringed with black or dark brown, Their outer ear and back is streaked in black. The winter coat of a snow leopard is lighter in color than its summer coat.
- Natural Range: Snow leopards are usually found in China or at the zoo depending on where you are.
- Diet: Snow leopard's usually like to eat small mammals, birds, and animals that have hooves.
- Habitat Description: The snow leopard lives in extreme cold, steep terrain, where humans don't easily see them. As a result It is extremely difficult to radio tag snow leopards for research purposes.
- Predators: Snow leopards don't have many predators but humans are one predator to the snow leopard. Another predator to snow leopards are other leopards.
Snow leopards blend in with the environment very well. You can tell they blend in by looking at the snow leopard in the picture and then at the background.
Where you can find snow leoopards
Snow leopards live in China. If you go looking for snow leopards in China it is unlikely that you will see a snow leopard, because they're so rare.
Snow leopards paws
The snow leopard has enormous paws as you can see in this picture.
Where you can find snow leoopards
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