RED DATA ANIMAL BY CLARE
Size Weight Description Habit Diet References
Head-body length: 90 - 130 cm Adult shoulder height: about 60 cm Tail length:
80 - 100 cm
? Female weight: 35-40 kg
Male weight: 45 - 55 kg
? Soft grey coat, white on belly. Head and limbs are
marked with solid black or brown spots; body is covered with brown blotches ringed with black, and a black streak runs down the back. Tail is heavy with fur and the bottom of the paws are covered with fur - for protection against snow and cold. The winter coat is lighter in color.
? The snow leopard's prey include wild sheep (such as
Bharal, the blue sheep), wild boar, gazelles, hares, markhor, bobak, tahr, marmots, mice and deer. They stalk their prey and usually spring from a distance of 20 to 50 feet
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