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#1. Snow leopards have adapted to live in the cold, high mountains of Asia. Which of the following is not true about snow leopard physiology?


#2. The scientific name for snow leopards is Panthera _


#3. It is believed that there are 3,500 - 7,000 snow leopards in the wild. The IUCN Red List categorizes snow leopards as _


#4. Snow leopards are generally considered crepuscular, meaning activity usually peaks at what time(s) of day?


#5. Snow leopards have a unique pattern on their coat that is crucial to helping us recognize individual cats. This pattern is known as _


#6. Snow leopard cubs stay close to their mothers until they begin exploring on their own at about _ months


#7. Which of the following is not a common snow leopard prey species?


#8. Snow leopard range is spread across _ countries.


#9. Snow leopards face many threats. Which of the following is not a major threat to the species currently?


#10. We partner with local and indigenous communities to protect the snow leopard. Which of the following is not one of our conservation programs?


#11. BONUS: Snow leopards have thick fur to help them keep warm. In fact, it’s estimated they have about _ hairs per square inch.



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  1. A few years ago we were in Seattle and saw the wonderful snow leopards at their home in the zoo. It was afternoon so of course, being cats, they were napping. They had recently had 2 cubs and the male had an optical disease which required removal of his right eye. And just about a year ago we were in Big Bear,CA and saw that the son there had adopted the two cubs fromm Seattle. So we got to see two generations of a snow leopard family.So cook.

    1. There were actually three cubs in that litter. The two sisters (Asha and Shanti), both suffering from the same issue, were sent to Big Bear Zoo. There is a nice write up on them on the Big Bear website. I am a member of and frequent visitor to Woodland Park Zoo Seattle.

      1. Thanks so much for directing us to the Big Bear Zoo article. I hadn’t realized this litter happened a decade ago! I hope the two surviving leopards are still with us. I wish they had been able to breed in case the eye disease was not genetic. Now I’ll check out the BB Zoo website to find out if the leopards are still there.

  2. 7/11…mmm…is not bad.. but sure I will take a chance to learn more on how to lead these impressive cats to a better future.

  3. well, 7/11. I love that we all still have things to learn about snow leopards and the word they inhabit. And learning more about these beautiful cats is one of my favorite things to do between Dawn and Dusk. 🙂

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