The Endangered Snow Leopard: Facts for Kids
Snow Leopards Facts
Need information about snow leopards? Snow leopards are part of the cat family. Their scientific name is uncia uncia. They make their home in Central Asia.
Sadly, even though there are laws to protect them, snow leopards are on the endangered species list, which means if things don't change, these beautiful animals may cease to exist.
Here's a look at snow leopards and why they're endangered, along with pictures and videos.
Image by Marie Hale at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Why Snow Leopards are Endangered
Mankind is the main reason that snow leopards are endangered. First, these cats are hunted for their fur and bones. Both of these bring in a lot of money to hunters.
Secondly, much of their natural habitat continues to be destroyed, thus making it difficult for them to find food.
This handsome image is by Itshears at morgueFile.
Snow Leopard Video
Check out these cute cubs! They are so adorable. I wish I could have one.
Snow Leopard Poll
Have you ever seen a snow leopard?
Unlike other cats, such as lions and tigers, snow leopards can't roar.
How to Help Snow Leopards
There are different ways that people can help snow leopards. One is to help out rescue groups who are trying to save these animals.
One of these groups is called Big Cat Rescue. It's a sanctuary that helps all kids of big cats that have been abandoned or abused.
Another is Snow Leopard Trust, which is working very hard to provide a safe future for snow leopards.
So, how to help? Of course donations are always appreciated, although not everyone can afford to donate. So what else can one do to help? How about just spreading the word about these beautiful animals? Knowledge is always important.
Beautiful snow leopard image by kakisky at morgueFile.
Snow Leopard Help
Another way to help is by raising money for a snow leopard organization. For example, the class can create a piece of artwork, then auction it off with the money being sent to a rescue group.
Cute snow leopard image by NotJake 13 at Wikimedia Commons.
There are less than 7,500 snow leopards left in the world.
Baby Snow Leopard Playing
Cute snow leopard video. Take a look!
What is this snow leopard thinking?
Snow leopard photo by Ltshears at Wikimedia Commons.
What do you think this snow leopard is thinking?
The true story of a rescued 7 week old baby snow leopard.
Isn't this cute?
Snow Leopard Photographs
I think this guy is gorgeous. I love how he seems to be looking directly into the camera.Handsome snow leopard photo by Bernard Landgraf at Wikimedia Commons.
I love this picture.This cute snow leopard image is by Tomaszw28 at Wikimedia Commons.
Wilderness image by Rodney Jackson at Wikimedia Commons. Isn't it beautiful?
Which of the above is your favorite picture?
Snow Leopards Gifts
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Snow Leopards prefer to live alone.
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