Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia)

Length:6 1/2 ft.

Weight:60-100 lb.

Gestation:~100 days

Litter Size:1-5 cubs

Status:Little is known about the snow leopard, and what we do know is mainly through observing them in captivity. The population may be anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000. What ever the population is now, it is declining. Their habitat is being destroyed by poor farmers. After their habitat is invaded, and food is scarce, the snow leopard may go for the farmer's livestock, resulting in the snow leopard getting shot. Another major threat is skinning; a snow leopard coat can be sold for up to $60,000.

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