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Snow leopards. By: dawson landers . classification. Kingdom- A namalia Phylum- C hordata Class- M ammalia Order- C arnivora Family- Felidae Genus- U nica Species- P anthera unica. Tigers, cheetahs and other leopards also fall into a similar classification.

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Snow leopards

Snow leopards

By: dawson landers


Classification
classification

  • Kingdom-Anamalia

  • Phylum-Chordata

  • Class-Mammalia

  • Order-Carnivora

  • Family-Felidae

  • Genus-Unica

  • Species-Pantheraunica

Tigers, cheetahs and other leopards also fall into a similar classification


Physical characteristics
Physical characteristics

Snow leopards are about 6 to 7ft tall, they have lots of fur and are very strong and agile.

*Fur (pelage) is thick and up to 5 inches long.

*Only difference between male and female is the male is 30% larger.


Distribution
distribution

  • Snow leopards are rare and endangered.

  • Only 600 in captivity.

  • Mostly found in China and central Asia.

  • China and central asia.


Conservation
conservation

-Endangered

-4000 TO 7000 LEFT

-PROTECTED IN AFGANASTAN

IUCN red list lists them as endangered


Habitat
habitat

  • Snow leopards live in rocky caves in the mountains usually above the tree line and

  • under 16000ft. Good location for stalking and hunting prey.

Taijik mountains


Reproduction
reproduction

  • - have 2 to 3 cubs

  • - claws and pees on rocks to attract mates

  • - usually give birth in summer

  • - 5-10 years fertile


Parental care
Parental care

.Baby snow leopards stay with their mom until capable of living by themselves.

. THE MOTHER PREFERS TO DO ALL THE PARENTING


Longevity and morality
Longevity and morality

  • .5-10 years in wild

  • . 3-18 years captivity

  • . No difference in longevity between males and females

  • . Some cubs die after 30 days

  • .Leopards tend to decrease in health at about 15 years


Seasonal patterns
Seasonal patterns

.The snow leopard behavior is more shy adn timid but when aggravated can cause aggression

.Snow leopards are most active at dawn

.Snow leopards do not migrate or hibernate

.No torpor either


Predator relationships
PREDATOR RELATIONSHIPS

  • . The only prey of the snow leopard is the homo sepian

  • . Poachers are a huge threat for Snow Leopards with them selling their skin and

  • bones.


Human relationships
Human Relationships

  • Zoos/Captivity

  • Research/Tagging

  • Hunting/Poaching

  • Human interactions both help and hurt.

  • HELP= research, scientists,

  • HURT= poachers, hunters, angry farmers


Fun facts
Fun facts

Snow leopards can jump the length of a school bus

Belly fur 5inch thick

The snow leopard does not growl


Works cited
WORKS CITED

  • Landau, Elaine. Snow Leopards. Hunters of the Snow and Ice. Berkeley Heights: Enslow, 2010. Print.

  • "Mammals: Snow Leopard." San Diego Zoo. Zoology Society of San Diego, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2013. <http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-snow_leopard.html>.

  • Montgomery, Sy. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain. New York: Sandpiper, 2009. Print.

  • "Snow Leopard." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/snow-leopard/>.

  • "Snow Leopard (Pantheraunica)." Field Guide. Google Sites, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. <https://sites.google.com/site/biologybfinalproject/animalia/snow-leopard-panthera-uncia>.

  • "Snow Leopards." Panthera. Panthera, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. <http://www.panthera.org/species/snow-leopard>.


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