Outside Animals

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

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.