25 Amazing and fascinating facts about snow leopards

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25 Amazing and fascinating facts about snow leopards

25 Amazing and fascinating facts about snow leopards

Snow leopards are arguably the most beautiful grayish white Pickford animals belonging to the cat family. However, they are not classified in the same category of big cats, like tigers, lions, jaguars and leopards, nor are they recognized as small cats, like the puma and cheetah. Habitat loss and increasing human invasion have led to the snow leopard being declared an endangered species. Snow leopards are truly fascinating and impressive because of their thick fur, long tails, dark spots and mysterious habits. Wanna know more about the Snow leopards? Here are 25 amazing and fascinating facts about snow leopards.


1. A snow leopard also has around three to five inches of fur on its belly to trap heat energy.


2. They even seem to chew on their tails to keep their faces warm.

3. They also have specialized sinuses to warm up the cold air before it reaches the lungs.

4. Snow leopards can't roar they can only hiss and growl like domestic cats.

5. They are known as ghosts of the mountain and because they are very rarely seen with other members of their species.

6. Its bones are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

7. A full-grown Snow Leopard weighs anywhere between 60 to 120 pounds.

8. Its tail is longer than the tales of other felines it is approximately 90 centimeters in length and can store a lot of fat.

9. Nearly 60% of today's snow leopard population is in China.

10. Snow leopards are active hunters and opportunistic predators they can hunt prey three times larger than themselves.

11. Snow leopards are most active during dawn and dusk. They are shy and prefer living a solitary life.

12. They are aggressive during a combat or when the Cubs are in danger.

13. Snow leopard cubs are born blind and helpless, albeit, they have a thick coat of fur to protect against the harsh winter chills.

14. It is the national symbol for the tatters and Kazakhs.

15. At least four snow leopards are killed every week, due to poaching and unsustainable land development.

16. In summer, Snow leopards usually live above the tree line on mountainous meadows and in rocky regions at altitudes from 2700 to 6000 m.

17. They prefer to use existing trail made by other animals.

18. They have deep nasal cavity and a large chest which helps them breath at the high altitudes.

19. They can jump up to 50 feet with their powerful legs.

20. Snow leopard generally try to avoid confrontations with humans as compared to lions or tigers.

21. Snow leopard eat slowly, usually taking 3 or 4 days to consume a prey animal.

22. On average every 8 to 10 days the snow leopards hunt a large animal.

23. They use rocks to communicate, snow leopards may leave scrapes and mark territories on rocks when searching for a mate.

24. They can become invisible due to their fur color and dark spots.


25. The Snow leopards are closely related to Panthers.

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