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Snow leopards

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Gurasis Singh

on 27 March 2013

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Hi today we are going to talk about the Snow leopard . They weigh 27-55kg. Snow leopards have a small body and a long tail, about 81-100cm. There legs are a bit small, about 60 cm. Snow leopards have long thick hair. The Snow leopard is a large cat to mountain ranges in Central Asia. Place in Food Web Snow Leopards By: Gurasis and Mithran Intro Threats Some of the the threats are that they are being hunted by men because of their coats and pelts. Another reason is that Farmers trace them, take it back to their location or kill it because they don't want it to ruin their farm or get violent. They are even being threatened by men in different ways. They are also being shot down illegally for their coats and pelts, and being captured and put in the zoos . Now 6000 of the Snow leopards roam freely in the wild/woods. Negative and Positive Impacts Behavior The behavior of the snow leopard may resemble(common)with other wild cats. Snow leopards are often quiet. Snow leopards avoid humans and there has been no report of snow leopards attacking humans. Snow leopards are more active in nightfall and sunset. Snow leopards leave marking spots on the land to communicate with other leopards or spray urine on the rocks. The Snow Leopards are one of animals on top of the food web. They are heterotroph.( An organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances.) The Negative impacts on the snow leopards are that people are destroying their homes by cutting down trees , they are being hunted for their bones, they are being forced to be in the circus and are being hunted for their coats and pelts. The positive impacts are that humans are helping them from getting extinct, humans are making foundations, finding poachers(killers) and have made a charity. Sustainability of Ecosystem The effect of the snow leopards in the ecosystem are that if the population increased than it will eat all the vegetation and degrade(lower the quality) the surrounding environment that live in it. That is how the snow leopard impacts the ecosystem by keeping animal population. Interesting facts Did you know the scientific name of the snow leopard is Uncia uncial. The maximum weight of the snow leopard is 165 pounds(75 kilos). The snow leopard is from the panther family and the big cats family. The fur on the belly is 5 inches thick. The female leopard is 30% smaller than the male. The tail of the snow leopard is almost as big as the body. The cubs do not open their eyes until they are 7 years old. Limiting factors The snow leopard gets its water supply from the melting snow or the snow itself. Snow Leopards live in is very cold weather because of the high ranges they live in. The snow leopard depends on the sun for light because there is no other light there because of the place they live in the Himalayas. They need alot of space due to their population, they don't have that much land. Snow leopards are carnivores. They feed on wide range of animals and herbivores that roam around there territory. For example wild goats, sheep, gazelles, boars and deer. Snow leopards bring down prey about 3 times its own size.
Conclusion Now we know that you guys know about Snow Leopard because we just told you guys about its Habitat, Place In Food Web, Specific Species Traits, Threats to animals, Negative and Positive Human Impact, Sustainability Of Ecosystem, Limiting Factors and Interesting facts. Thank You For Listening
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