Snow Leopard

Panthera uncia

NATURAL HABITAT
The snow leopard is found above the tree line in mountainous meadows and rocky regions.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Wild sheep, goats, boars and other small mammals
IN THE ZOO – Chopped meat and bones

FASCINATING FACTS

  • 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.
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400