Hi, it’s 🥳 again
This week it’s snow leopards. I don’t really have much to say about these animals; I didn’t know very much before I researched them this week, so I really enjoyed it. Snow leopards (in my opinion) are an even cuter version of leopards, so I was excited to have an excuse to look them up. Anyway, here are some facts:
Animal Of The Week:
Species Name: Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)
Population: 4,000 – 6,000
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Fun Facts: 1) Snow leopards can jump higher and further than any other cat species. They can reach 6 metres high when jumping and 15 metres far when pouncing. 2) They can live at altitudes of 5400 metres. 3) Snow leopards are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. 4) They have very large paws in proportion to the rest of their body so that they can move quickly and stealthily across the snow. 5) They live in China, Southern Siberia, The Himalayas and Mongolia.
How Does Climate Change Affect Them?: Climate change could mean that snow leopards loose their habitats due to treeline shift. If the climate becomes hotter in the Himalayas, then snow could melt and they won’t be able to adapt in time.
Snow Leopard Trust:
I hope you enjoyed this week’s post!
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Sources: Planet Zoo Zoopedia, WWF, Wikipedia, Snow Leopard Trust