Snow Leopard Panthera uncia
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
Diet at 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.