Animal of the day: Snow Leopards


The snow leopard is an endangered big cat that inhabits the rugged and mountainous terrain of Central Asia and the Himalayan region. It is currently threatened by hunting for the illegal wildlife trade and revenge killings by herders; habitat loss; and diminished food supply. A 2003 study by TRAFFIC, WWF and the International Snow Leopard Trust found a dramatic decline of the big cats in many countries over the previous decade. It is estimated these threats are reducing the snow leopard population to numbers approaching those of the endangered tiger. The remaining animals live in only 12 countries in South and Central Asia.

World Wildlife Fund supports research and habitat conservation projects for the snow leopard in many parts of its range. WWF is also working to put a stop to the illegal traffic in endangered cat skins, and to create and maintain reserves to protect them and other endangered species. With your help, we can save the snow leopard from an uncertain future.


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    Katharine said,

    Very interesting and informative website. You are obviously a person who understands and appreciates animals. How do you decide which animal to choose as the animal of the day? Keep up the good work.

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    ellen said,

    i think snow leopards are magnificant. they are my fave animal so i thought this info was very interesting. i have kept note!

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    lee said,

    i love your site. i love the pix too. i showed them to the students at school (i work in a school in jakarta, indonesia) and they are amazed at the view and the animals.

    keep up the great work.

  4. 4

    Hi all, here every one is sharing such familiarity, so it’s pleasant to read this weblog, and I used to pay a visit this web site everyday.

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