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Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)

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" 'The Earth would be a much poorer place if we lost this icon of our high mountains. It would be a failure of humanity. We would have let down our planet. Our future generations would never forgive us, so we must do all we can to save the snow leopard."⁠

Read the article 'Saving the snow leopard' by Dr. Charudutt Mishra, Executive Director of the Snow Leopard Trust, on the New Big 5 website. Links to the website in Bio. ⁠
@snowleopardtrust⁠ "


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( This post was last modified: 08-06-2020, 11:29 AM by Ashutosh )

A snow leopard conservation centre has been planned to come up in Uttarakhand.

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/aug/02/indias-first-snow-leopard-conservation-centre-to-come-up-in-uttarakhand-2178156.html

Here is a video of a mother snow leopard being chased by a yak. She has 3 cubs to raise:



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( This post was last modified: 09-28-2020, 01:59 PM by BorneanTiger )

(08-06-2020, 11:29 AM)Ashutosh Wrote: A snow leopard conservation centre has been planned to come up in Uttarakhand.

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/aug/02/indias-first-snow-leopard-conservation-centre-to-come-up-in-uttarakhand-2178156.html

Here is a video of a mother snow leopard being chased by a yak. She has 3 cubs to raise:




A new user from India appears to have been thinking what you were thinking: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-snow-le...ion-center?

But anyway, the snow leopard is one of the predators of cubs of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca): https://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/enda..._defences/



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Snow Leopard @Spiti.




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After a frantic chase down the hill, this female Snow Leopard takes down a massive Himalayan Ibex in a freezing river!!! Filmed in Kibber, Himachal.




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(12-04-2020, 01:06 PM)Ashutosh Wrote: After a frantic chase down the hill, this female Snow Leopard takes down a massive Himalayan Ibex in a freezing river!!! Filmed in Kibber, Himachal.





That size difference is insane. I didn't realise just how big ibex could get, which just makes their predation upon more impressive. Tfs!
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@Sully, Snow Leopards take down Argali sheep which can weigh close to 250 kilos (some even weigh more) while a female snow leopard weighs 40 kilos. So, the Himalayan Ibex is not the biggest sheep they take down, although they are very big.
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Such a stunning and underrated cat, punt for pound one of the strongest


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The Snow Leopard kills free-ranging Horses, including adults, throughout their home range.

"Of the domestic ungulates, the yaks and horses range freely


Snow leopards also killed horses more than expected (χ L 2 = 31.31, df = 4, P < 0.01)

Thus the annual per capita loss in relation to the state’s annual per capita income is relatively higher in the GMWS compared with Kibber, which could be attributed to the greater proportion of adult (>5 years old) yaks (65% of total yak loss) and horses (52% of total horse depredation) lost to predators in the GMWS."

 Namgail et. al. 2007. Carnivore-Caused Livestock Mortality in Trans-Himalaya

There are various Horse breeds of differing sizes in the Himalayas. However,  one of the main breeds is the Zanskari Horses, which range from 700-1000 pounds(320-450 kg).

Snow Leopard with Zanskari Horse kill


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Mother and cubs in Kazinag National Park, Kashmir



Mother and 2 cubs, Khibber Wildlife Sanctuary



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