snow leopard

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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.
The report describes snow leopards as one of the most beautiful and enigmatic big cats.
Warmer temperatures could see tree lines shifting up mountains and farmers planting crops and grazing livestock at higher altitudes, squeezing the remaining snow leopards into smaller pockets," according to the report, titled "Fragile Connections: Snow leopards, people, water and the global climate.
Earlier, while addressing steering committee meeting of the GSLEP here, Mushahid Ullah said that like other countries population of snow leopards had also declined rapidly in Pakistan because of varied reasons including illegal hunting and climate change.
There are 4,000 to 6,500 snow leopards in the world, mostly in South and Central Asian countries, but their number is fast declining.
Some agencies give herders wire mesh and wood to keep snow leopards from entering their stables at night.
He called for an intergovernmental coordination, as well as to raise awareness of the importance of snow leopards and its ecosystems.
This will help prepare communities to address key vulnerabilities to climate change, conserve snow leopards as the flagship and indicator species of Asia s high mountain landscape health, and provide practical and measurable demonstrations that advance a vision for water security and sustainable mountain development across Asia.
THE authorities of the Nanda Devi National Park are a happy lot this season after they managed to capture three snow leopards on camera installed inside the park located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.