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Oldest snow leopard dies

Patora, oldest snow leopard dies at Higashiyama Zoo. Photo courtesy Higashiyama Zoo.

The world’s oldest snow leopard died this week at Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan, at the age of 21 years and 9 months. Patora was a female born at the Zoo in 1988 and had 3 cubs over the years. Patora fell ill earlier this month and was given antibiotics but died of natural causes. In the wild snow leopards live to between 8 and 10 years but in captivity, with access to plentiful good food and medical care they can live to be 20.

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  • Brenton H February 17, 2010, 4:59 am

    RIP Patora.

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