Snow leopard

Panthera uncia / Uncia uncia

Vulnerable

Decreasing

  • IUCN
  • LC
  • NT
  • VU
  • EN
  • CR
  • EW
  • EX
  • Vertebrate
  • Phylum: Keelikloomad
  • Class: Imetajad
  • Order: Kiskjalised
  • Family: Kaslased
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Country of origin

Country of origin

Kesk- ja Sise-Aasia, Himaalaja

Activity

Activity

päevane

Sociability

Sociability

üksikeluline

Nutrition

Nutrition

kaljukitsed, mägilambad, närilised, jänesed, linnud

Life expectancy

Life expectancy

üle 20 aasta

Including the Himalaya these beautiful cats are found on the mountains in Central Asia. Snow leopards live alone, during the summer they spend their days up to 4 kilometers high and during winter they come down mostly because of the prey. In addition to even-toed ungulate, also rodents, rabbits and birds belong to their diets. When wild animals are not in sight sometimes snow leopards hunt domestic animals. One to five cubs are born in hidden caves. Live more than 20 years. Despite that the hunt of snow leopard is forbidden, poaching is a big problem and not only the snow leopard themselves, but the poaching of their prey. Fortunately the reproducing has been successful in zoos, including Tallinn Zoo. Kuigi irbised on kogu levila ulatuses jahikeelu all, jätkub salaküttimine ning suurem osa irbiste saakloomadestki on hääbuvate liikide hulgas. Sigimine tehistingimustes on hästi edenenud ka Tallinna loomaaias.

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Open

  • Ticket office and entrance 9-15:30
  • Indoor Expositions 10-16
  • Children's Zoo 10-17
  • Souvenir Shop 10-16:30
  • Zoo 9-17
Indoor expositions are closed on Mondays.

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