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how much does a snow leopard weigh

How Much Does a Snow Leopard Weigh?

October 21, 2017
Snow leopards are probably not as heavy as other big cats such as lions or tigers. Adult males weigh 60 to 120 pounds with the heaviest male weighing as much as 165 pounds. The average weight of a female leopard is about 55 pounds. Female leopards gain weight when they…
why do snow leopards have long tails

Why Do Snow Leopards Have Long Tails?

October 21, 2017
Snow leopards have pretty long tails—which is probably one of many useful adaptations for surviving in cold habitats. The snow leopard’s tail is about 80 – 100 cm in length as against its body length of 48 – 60 cm, making it nearly twice the length of its body length.…
how high can a snow leopard jump

How High Can a Snow Leopard Jump?

October 21, 2017
Snow leopards have fully developed paws which help the cat not only to move swiftly on snow—it allows the leopard to jump as high as 20 feet vertically. Yes, that is true! Snow leopards are able to reach the heights of 20 feet or 6 meters when it jumps from…
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How Far Can a Snow Leopard Jump?

October 21, 2017
Although snow leopards are not big they are pretty sporty. They possess superstrong legs which allow them to leap as far a distance as 50 feet horizontally. Snow leopards can afford to jump 50 feet in an icy cold habitat for their fur-covered feet are well insulated by dense hair.…

How Fast Can a Snow Leopard Run?

October 21, 2017
A snow leopard is a medium-sized cat but it has powerfully built stocky body. The leopard’s hind legs are long and possibly strong enough to give agility on land. Snow leopards can run at a maximum speed of 55 miles per hour though they cannot maintain this much speed for…
what do snow leopards look like

What Do Snow Leopards Look Like?

October 20, 2017
Snow leopards are pretty tough cats. They live in icy cold habitats where only a few land animals would dare to survive. It has greyish white to smoky grey coat which is all covered with numerous rosettes. The snow leopard’s coat camouflages the cat as it blends into the rocky…
what do snow leopards eat

What Do Snow Leopards Eat? | Snow Leopard Diet

October 20, 2017
Like other big cats, snow leopards are exclusively carnivores. They will hunt their prey rather actively. Generally leopards are opportunistic hunters and they will eat just about anything ranging from small rodents to a large Siberian ibex. They likely consume Himalayan tahr, bharal, argali, birds, markhor, and domestic animals such…
how long do snow leopards live

How Long Do Snow Leopards Live? – Snow Leopard Lifespan

October 20, 2017
Like all other animals, the lifespan of a snow leopard in the wild is reasonably shorter than the captive specimen. There are quite many reasons to this short lifespan. The availability of food, potential predators, or other factors that are directly associated with the snow leopard lifespan. Let us study how long…
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