God Created It

SNOW LEOPARD

Have you ever seen this animal? It looks like a tiger, but it’s white! Pay close attention and you’ll learn all about the snow leopard, also known as the “Panthera uncia”.

 

leopardo 1I’VE NEVER SEEN ONE, WHERE DO THEY LIVE?
Snow leopards live in Asia, in the Himalayan mountains of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, China, and Nepal. They live in very high parts of the mountains, reaching up to 6,000 meters in altitude. In the winter, they usually descend the mountain a bit in search of food (the other animals do not live as high up, because of the cold and snow).

HOW CAN THEY SURVIVE IN SUCH COLD TEMPERATURES?
Underneath, their fur is 17 cm (7 in) long and is abundant over their entire body.
The Lord gave them this protection to isolate them from the cold.
Their legs are very wide with a large layer of skin to help them walk on the snow without slipping and without freezing.
Their tail is long and thick and helps them maintain balance when jumping between rocks and precipices. They can jump about 15 meters. The tail is also used as a coat, tucking themselves in behind it to keep out the cold wind.
Each of the spots on their fur is unique. No other leopard has the same spots, a bit like the fingerprints of people.
Twice a year, the snow leopard renews its fur coat. In the spring, they lose their thick, long hair so that a lighter coat of hair can grow in for the summer. And in the fall, on the contrary, they lose their light summer coat so their winter coat of hair can grow in.

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leopardo 2Quick Facts

Animal Type: Mammal
Diet: Carnivore
Size: Between 1.2 and 1.5 meters long.
Its tail alone is usually about 90 cm (35 in) long.
Weight: Between 25 and 55 kilos (60 and 120 lb)
Lifespan: Between 15 and 18 years
Speed: It can run about 60 km/hr (40 mph/hr).

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leopardo 3 WHAT DO THEY EAT?
These leopards usually eat Himalayan blue sheep and mountain ibex. Although they can kill animals up to 3 times larger than themselves, they also eat smaller animals such as marmots, rabbits, and birds.

HAVE YOU TAKEN A LOOK AT THEIR EYES?
THEY ALMOST SEEM TRANSPARENT!

 

Don’t forget to thank God for having created the snow leopard!