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Unformatted text preview: Snow Leopard Fact Sheet (5/1/94) Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) Description: Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cats, the snow leopard, or ounce, has a very soft and thick spotted coat. It stands two feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 60 to 100 pounds. It has a grey or yellowish grey coat marked with large black rosettes. Range: Snow leopards range from the Soviet Union, Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal. Habitat: The snow leopard is a mountain dweller that lives in forested sections at the edge of the snow line, or on bare rocks, cliffs, and crags. It is found between 6,000 and 20,000 feet in altitude. Diet: Its diet consists of ibex, wild sheep, deer, gazelle, hare, mice, birds and boar. Social Organization: Snow leopards are solitary cats except for breeding season. Each cat keeps a well-marked territory that may overlap extensively with the territory of other...
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