The snow leopard is found above the tree line in mountainous meadows and rocky regions.
IN THE WILD – Wild sheep, goats, boars and other small mammals
IN THE ZOO – Chopped meat and bones
- Thick, wide paws provide grip on steep surfaces for climbing.
- Long tails help stay balanced and are used as a blanket over face when sleeping.
- Cannot roar like most big cats.
- Communicate by hissing, mews and growls.
- Born blind, but gain sight at 9 days old.