What's a Snow Leopard?
Poaching is Worse Than Ever! We need to stop it!
The Snow Leopard
Scientific Name - Panthera uncia
I picked the snow leapord because they are my favorite animal and they are beautiful.The Snow Leapord lives high in the Asian Mountain Ranges in Russia and India. They are from 55 - 165 lbs. and can leap up to 20 feet or more in the air when approaching prey. They use their long tails to balance themselves while they are climbing the mountains. They show that they are around by using their claws to scratch boulders and the dirt on the ground. Poachers are killing them for their skin, bones, teeth, and other body parts. They are illegal trading just for a litte cash in the black market.
The Cold Hard Facts!
Usually about 2 - 5 feet
77-120 lbs. but female snow leopard
have large, wide paws so they don't sink into the snow
They have green or gray eyes, unusual for big cats