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Snow Leopard

This beautiful cat is less nocturnal in its habits than the other large cats and has many adaptations for its cold habitat; long body hair and thick, woolly belly fur, large paws which have fur between the sole pads to grip slippery ice and a well-developed chest and enlarged nasal cavity that warms the cold air as it is breathed in. The short forelimbs and long hind limbs enable this leopard to be particularly agile in its steep and rugged habitats. Related to tigers more closely than leopards, it is now the fifth member of the panthera genus.

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Snow Leopard

This beautiful cat is less nocturnal in its habits than the other large cats and has many adaptations for its cold habitat; long body hair and thick, woolly belly fur, large paws which have fur between the sole pads to grip slippery ice and a well-developed chest and enlarged nasal cavity that warms the cold air as it is breathed in. The short forelimbs and long hind limbs enable this leopard to be particularly agile in its steep and rugged habitats. Related to tigers more closely than leopards, it is now the fifth member of the panthera genus.

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards were only reclassified as a member of the Panthera genus (big cats) following a genetic study by Mr Brian Davis, Dr Gang Li and Professor William Murphy in 2009. This study showed that Snow leopards actually evolved alongside tigers and not leopards as previously thought. Their long thick tail is almost a metre in length and is used for balance and as added insulation when wrapped around the body and face at rest.