Snow leopard facts for kids

Why aren’t there many snow leopards left in the wild?

Hunter and snow leopardBecause people have been hunting and killing them for their fur.

Snow leopards have spots and long tail





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.

Snow leopards eat wild mountain goats 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.

Snow leopards live up in the mountains





Where do they live? Snow leopards live high in the mountains of Asia. The mountains are called the Himalayas.

Snow leopard cub 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.



endangered animals website SL pic

Pic from Endangered Animals for Kids website

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



Snow leopard and yeti coloring bookDownload 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.

First graders in Seattle with drawings of their snow leopards

Mother and son at Seattle school

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

lyssa hales September 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I think that this is a very useful web site.I hope snow leopards will not get instinct.

mireya January 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I’m very fonded of snow lepoards. I just want you to know I love your blog.I was a snow lepeoard for last holoween. It was a great holoween!I hope you see my blog. I’m only seven. my name is Mireya. I had a great time on your blog. I even have astuffed animal snow leopard named snow lepoard. I take him evry were I go but not school. On some days I get to take him to school. So I do.

mireya January 31, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I am going to save up all my money till october 30th.I hope it helps to save the snow leopards.
I think it will. Will you please visit my blog? If you will it’s called
I am only seven and I have a blog.
My family has 2 hores,1 cat and 3 dogs. We use to have some mise but most of them got killed by the cat 1 got very old and got canser and then died. We also had a hamster but he got dehgrated and died.

mireya February 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Thank you for coming to my blog my stuffed animal is named snowleopard. I got him when I was 4. I eraned money for the pitures they took of me. I got him at toysrus. I sleep with him every night. sometimes I pretend hes alive. I hope you vist my blog soon I put some new stuff. I love snow leopards! there my favirote animals!

Sibylle February 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

good on you Mireya, keep up the blogging and your support for these beautiful cats. You are an inspiring young lady.

Travis Pepin May 11, 2010 at 6:26 am

Thanks for the information. I’m sure i’ll do good from the imformation you gave me. Thanks.

Lucy July 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm

OMG those pics are so cute and cuddley!!!!

arabella November 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm

i think that we should save the snow leopards
from extincion once and for all!

rougefurg December 20, 2010 at 2:50 am

i hope snow leopards wouldent get hert i wish i could get the whole world tobhelp them and all endangered species

leopardlover January 27, 2011 at 7:27 am

i love snow leopards but not for their fur i love u cats!!

leopardlover January 27, 2011 at 7:30 am

love cats people now and save them now

snowleopardresearcher February 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

thank u for caring about snow leopards they are my favorite animal and i don’t know a lot of people who care so much

Big cat lover February 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I believe that together we can save all snow leopards

mia February 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

i hope you save the snow lepords

kiren kippling March 13, 2012 at 4:33 am

hi i am basing snow leopards on my memo board at school

Maddie March 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

This website helped me alot on my school project!

LittleSnowyLeopardLover April 22, 2012 at 2:38 am

Im going to try and adopt a snow leopard! So beautiful but not many left!! <3 Xx

Charlie May 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I found this website very useful for my morning talk at school and now I can share all about snow leopards with my classmates.

rosie May 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm

thanks! was really helpful…will be making my own website too for a project please visit it asap!

stella & bailey October 25, 2013 at 5:03 am

We REALLY hope that these poor but amazing animals don’t become instinced!

stella & bailey October 25, 2013 at 5:03 am

We REALLY hope that these poor but amazing animals don’t become instinced!

carrie January 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I got lots of imformation from it! Just the right time to look at it because I’m doing a SPEECH about Snow Leopards!

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