My Independent Study
Habitat, Diet and Size
Newborn snow leopards.
2.The scientific name for the snow leopard is uncia uncia.
3.The female snow leopard is about 30% smaller than the male.
4.Snow leopards eat slowly and a kill may last for 2-3 days.
5.Snow leopards use scent markings to track and find mates.
6. An average snow leopard lives between 15 to 18 years of age but somet snow leopards bred in captivity are said to have live up to 21.
7. Snow leopards have unique pale green or grey eyes that are very unusual for most cats.
8. Snow leopards are on the brink if extinction. Today, only 6000 snow leopards are surviving in the wild.
9. A major reason for the endangerment of the snow leopards is that they're excessively hunted for their organs, fur and claws that are valuable in Chinese medicine.