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Snow leopard

It’s a large size cat that found in central and South Asia. It is found in Pakistan, China, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Mongolia, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

They are usually 38 to 50 inches long while tail is about 28 to 33 inches long. Male weight is up to 35 – 54 kg whereas female is 22 to 35 kg. Sometime weight of a male goes up to 75 kg. A young leopard height is 24 inches at shoulders.

It is a carnivorous animal. They eat wild goat and Markhor very fondly. It can hunt up three times larger than its own weight.

Snow leopards live above 17,000 km height from the sea level but in winter they come down for food. They usually dwell above the height of the trees, but below the level of ice. Their residences are reducing due to climate change. Due to these changes, trees can now grow to moreover heights and leopards may have to go to further heights to survive where limited oxygen can make their lives difficult.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declares snow leopard as endangered animal. Estimates indicate that their numbers have decreased by at least 20% over the past 16 years due to the loss of their living place and prey.

About 4600 to 7,000 snow leopards are living in the mountain ranges of Central Asia. Currently, the number of snow leopards in zoos around the world is approximately 600 to 700.

Snow leopard often harms livestock of the local population that’s why people killed them to save their animals. This situation is worrisome. Because, if this population continues to lessen, the existence of rare organism will disappear from our earth in next few years. And there will be huge environmental damage.

The United States is working to protect snow leopards from endangered species. Snow leopards and their shelters are being protected in the mountains. The twelve countries where snow leopards are found had a meeting in August 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which renewed this commitment to protect snow leopards and their mountainous habitats.
October 23 was declared the “Snow Leopard Day” all over the world.

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