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snow leopard

n.
A large wild cat (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia) of the highlands of Central and South Asia, having long, thick, whitish-gray fur with dark markings like those of a leopard. Also called ounce2.

snow leopard

n
(Animals) a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettes. Also called: ounce

snow′ leop`ard


n.
a longhaired, leopardlike cat, Panthera(Uncia) uncia, of mountains of central Asia, having a creamy gray coat with rosette spots.
Also called ounce.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snow leopard - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fursnow leopard - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
Translations
snøleopard
References in classic literature ?
I'd promised Merivale to go to Tibet for a snow leopard in the spring.
Summary: Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 16 (ANI): The population of endangered snow leopards has witnessed a surge in the Himalayas in the recent times.
Also the Pakistan Programme Director for the Snow Leopard Trust, he said Peshawar's environment was not fit for snow leopards.
He also noted that Kyrgyzstan needs to work upon its laws on protection of snow leopards.
Ali said that the leopard died a natural death as snow leopards don't live longer than 14 years.
Addressing an event organized by Snow Leopard Foundation and Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with Serena hotel in connection with International Wild life Day 2018, the minister said 'I have very close link to snow leopards as I was elected as chairman of global snow leopard steering committee in 2015.
The projects are aimed at the conservation of snow leopards, common leopards, Indus river dolphins and other endangered land and water species in the country, according to Hammad Naqi Khan, director-general of WWF-Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD:In order to tackle the threats confronting a declining population of snow leopards in Pakistan, there is need to increase protected areas for the animal and improve restoration and management of existing habitats to promote its conservation across the population range.
Called 'ghosts of the mountains' by the Himalayan people because of their ability to mysteriously appear and disappear with equal stealth, snow leopards have long been classified as endangered in Bhutan, according to Lonely Planet.
ISLAMABAD -- In order to tackle the threats confronting a declining population of snow leopards in Pakistan, there is need to increase protected areas for the animal and improve restoration and management of existing habitats to promote its conservation across the population range.
Elsevier, an information analytics company that specialises in science and health, reported on Monday that The Wildlife Society's 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the Book Category has been won by Snow Leopards.
Snow leopards had been listed as endangered since 1972.