Snow leopards are predatory animals, which places them high on the food chain. The leopards prey on other animals, such as sheep, goats and cows.Continue Reading
With the ability to kill and eat animals nearly three times its size, the snow leopard has very few predators of its own other than humans. After killing a large animal, a leopard will feed on it for several days making it necessary to hunt only once per week or less. When feeding on the prey, the leopards stay relatively close to the food source to keep other animals and birds away.
The feline animal can grow to reach lengths of 7 feet and on average, a fully grown male snow leopard weighs around 120 pounds. Mainly found in Chinese mountain ranges, the animals are very strong and they blend in well with their surroundings. They can also leap up to 30 feet in distance, which allows them to easily prey upon smaller animals.
Solitary in nature, snow leopards are rarely seen due to the fact they typically only hunt or roam at dusk. Mating season is the only time when the leopards are found in pairs. After the season ends, the animals return to their territory and continue living alone.Learn more about Mammals
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