Snow leopard facts for kids
Why aren’t there many snow leopards left in the wild?
Because people have been hunting and killing them for their fur.
What do snow leopards look like? They are like cats but bigger like a dog. They have gray and white fur with black spots. They have a very bushy and long tail.
What do they like to eat? Snow leopards need to eat meat. They like to eat wild goats and sheep.
Why should we look after them? Because they are rare and need our help to survive.
Where do they live? Snow leopards live high in the mountains of Asia. The mountains are called the Himalayas.
Can I see one in my local Zoo? Many Zoos have snow leopards. Check out the Snow Leopard Trust’s Zoo web page to see if there are snow leopards near you.
What’s an en- danger -ed animal? An endangered animal is an animal in the wild which is not surviving in large numbers because humans are either killing too many of them or we are spoiling the places where those animals live. See this website for more information on animals that humans have to take care of.
See a KIDS en – danger -ed animal website here
Download for free this lovely children’s story “Snow Leopard, the Yeti and the Girl who climbed Mount Everest” as a coloring book. The drawings are by Angie Espelage.
It’s the story of a snow leopard in the mountains of Nepal who meets the Yeti and together they help the World Food Programme deliver food to children in the villages. The Yeti shows the snow leopard how many children don’t have enough to eat and why school meals are so important. These meals helped Nimdoma Sherpa as a child and she grew up to be the youngest woman ever to climb Mount Everest.
Quick snow leopard facts.
Fact 1. Snow leopards are the only big cat that can’t roar.
Fact 2. Snow leopards live alone most of their lives
Fact 3. Snow leopards can walk over 30 kilometres a day
Fact 4. Snow leopards can see in the dark.
Snow leopard drawings by first graders in Seattle school.