Monday, December 24, 2012

Snow Leopards


Animal You | Snow Leopards | Snow leopards are a bit smaller than the other big cats but, like them, have a range of sizes, generally weighing 27 to 55 kg (60 and 120 pounds), with an occasional large male reaching 75 kg ( £ 170) and a small woman under 25 kg (55 lb). Snow leopards have long thick fur, and their base color varies from smoky gray to brown, yellowish, with whitish underside. Open rosettes on their body with small spots of the same color on their heads and larger spots on their legs and tail Uncommon in cats, their eyes are pale green or gray in color. Snow leopards show several adaptations for living in a cold mountainous environment. Queues are snow leopards' long and flexible, helping to balance, which is very important in the rocky terrain they inhabit maintain.

The snow leopard has a short muzzle and domed forehead, help with unusually large nasal cavities, which the animal breathe the air, the coldness of their mountainous environment. The snow leopard can not roar, despite having partial ossification of the hyoid bone. Snow leopard vocalizations include hisses, chuffing, mews, growls and moans. The snow leopard was first described by Schreber in 1775, in the Kopet-Dag mountains of Turkmenistan and Iran. In the past, many taxonomists were the snow leopard in the genus Panthera, together with the largest existing other cats, but later in his own species, Uncia placed.  MSW3 more than snow leopard uncia uncia but denotes the most recent IUCN classifies them as Panthera uncia. Cat Classification Working Group, with the aim of proposing, on behalf of the Cat Specialist Group and the IUCN Red unit list, and based on the best scientific and expert knowledge available today, is currently working to date and practical classification of felids, including genus, species and subspecies with the most probable distribution ranges of taxa in question.

In summer, snow leopards usually live above the tree line on mountainous meadows and in rocky regions at a height of 2,700 to 6,000 meters (8,900 to 20,000 feet). Snow leopards prefer broken terrain and can easily in the snow up to 85 centimeters run (33 inches) deep, although leopards existing routes from other animals prefer. The snow leopard leads a largely solitary life, although mothers of boys can wind caves in the mountains for longer. An individual snow leopard lives within a well-defined large house, but does not defend its territory aggressively when penetrated by other snow leopards. Home ranges vary greatly in size Like other cats, snow leopards use scent marks to indicate their territory and common travel routes. Snow leopards are crepuscular, being most active at dusk. Snow leopards are big cats that they unusually well-defined maximum luminous flux. Usually mate in late winter, marked by a noticeable increase in marking and calling. Snow Leopards have a gestation period of 90 to 100 days, so that the young are born between April and June.

There are many agencies working to the snow leopard and its threatened mountain ecosystems to obtain. These include the Snow Leopard Trust, the Snow Leopard Conservancy, the Snow Leopard Network, the Cat Specialist Group and the Panthera Corporation. These groups and numerous national governments of the range and the snow leopard, and charitable donors around the world recently worked together at the 10th International Snow Leopard Conference in Beijing. Their focus on research, community programs are in Snow Leopard regions and training to understand the needs of cats as well as the needs of the villagers and shepherds communities that addressed life snow leopard "and habitat. 

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