Panthera Uncia

The Snow Leopard
Threatened species « Vulnerable »

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Scientific name: Panthera Uncia

Family: Felidae

Genus: Panthera

Distribution/habitat : over 12 Central Asian countries (China, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia). China concentrates nearly 60% of the natural habitat of the snow leopard

Diet: Carnivorous (wild mountain goats and sheep but also smaller prey such as marmots, pikas, hares, Tibetan grouse and chukar partridge). Its only predator is man.

Weight: 35 kg to 40 kg

Height: 90 cm to 1,30 m

Lifespan: 16 to 18 years in captivity

Conservation status: threatened, VU “Vulnerable” (IUCN)

Individuals: 3000 to 4000 (2009)

Demographic trend: decreasing

Sources : IUCN, WWF

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