Snow leopard pictures, from zoos around the country. Snow leopards are endangered.
Animal: Snow Leopard
Species: The scientific name for a SNow Leopard is Unicia unicia.
Lifespan: Though Snow Leopards can live up to 18 years when in captivity, they live a slightly short life, 12-15 years, in the wild.
Size & Weight: Snow Leopards bodys are 40=50 inches long, not including their tail that is 30-40 inches long. They weigh 90-120;bs. Females are slightly shorter and weigh less than the males.
Habitat: Snow Leopards can be found in the scrubby forests and rocky mountains and cliffs in Central Asia.
Diet: Snow Leopards mainly eat sheep and ibex, but also eat birds, marmots, small rodents, and livestock.
Family Life: Snow Leopards are solitary animals. Male and female Snow Leopards meet up to mate, and then it is up to the female to find a safe place to have and raise her cubs. Once the cubs are independent enough to hunt ont heir own, the mother leaves them to lead their own solitary lives.
Snow Leopards are powerful hunters and can bring down prey 3X their size!
Snow Leopards can jump on prey that is up to 45ft away!