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What do snow tigers eat?

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There is no such animal called the "snow tiger;" however, this animal names is often used to describe the snow leopard or white tiger. Snow leopards primarily feed on the blue sheep and the mountain ibex found throughout their range in Central Asia.

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They are also known to hunt smaller mammals, including marmots, hares, and various game birds. Using their tremendous speed and powerful hind legs to leap as far as 50 feet in one bound, the predators are known for their ability to kill prey three times their weight. An appetite for domestic animals has led to their frequent killing by herders. Increased poaching due to the illegal pelt trade and the use of their body parts in traditional Chinese medicine have also contributed to the "endangered" status of the big cats.

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