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February 03, 2021

STLZoo Species Spotlight

This week’s Species Spotlight: Snow leopard

Animal Name: Pujii

Scientific Name: Uncia uncial

Geographical Range: Himalayas of Central Asia

Habitat: High elevations, rocky outcrops, ravines, mountain meadows and forests

Conservation Status: Snow leopards are endangered due to habitat loss, poaching and loss of their prey base.

Home at the Zoo: Big Cat Country

Fun Fact: The snow leopard has the longest tail in proportion to its body of any cat.  The long tail acts as a counterbalance when chasing prey on steep, rocky slopes.

Photo: Roger Brandt #StlZooSpeciesSpotlight