They were a bit tired on my visit to Nordens Ark, the Snow Leopards (Uncia uncia). For this large cat well adapted to cold weather probably felt it to be nice with the temperature around 0°C. Well suited for an afternoon nap.
Native in the Central Asia mountains cold and snow. The large paws works well as snowshoes. With its powerful legs allow the snow leopard to jump up to 16 metres between cliffs. The snow leopard can weigh up to 55 kilos, become up to 130 centimetres long and be 65 centimetres high. This endangered cat are solitary and only seek other individuals during mating season. Illegally hunted for its bones and teeth used in traditional Asian medicine.
I have a dream, that humanity will wake up. Ha de Gött!
memo to man: leave the animals alone ! such wonderful creatures, so well adapted to their habitat ==
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