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 snow leopard is the state animal of Himachal Pradesh, and the department has been putting efforts to conserve snow leopards in the hill state.
PESHAWAR -- Listed as vulnerable species in the world, a snow leopard died in Peshawar Zoo on Thursday, officials said.
He suggested Kyrgyzstan to consider attracting tourists with high incomes through its snow leopard conservation efforts as Kyrgyzstan has already organized the snow leopard conservation forum.
According to the zoo'sproject director Muhammad Ali, the snow leopard was brought to the zoo from Galiyat and was scheduled to be taken back on April 15.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Wednesday said that healthy snow leopard population can promise healthy ecosystem.
This year's theme "Big Cats -- Predators Under Threat" is relevant to Pakistan as the country is home to two endangered big cats, namely the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) and common leopard (Panthera pardus) according to the national IUCN Red List Assessment (CAMP).
He also discussed to establish a information Centre on Snow Leopard in Pakistan.
They also expressed that although the conservation status of the snow leopard has been changed from endangered to vulnerable, the animal population still faces multiple threats including poaching and habitat degradation.
In addition, the United Nations recently issued a press release noting that by 2070, climate change will make two-thirds of snow leopard habitats inhospitable.
Heads of Wildlife Departments of GB, AJ and K and KP; and senior officials of Ministry of Climate Change; Pakistan Customs, Snow Leopard Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Society also spoke on the occasion.
Edited by recognised snow leopard experts Dr Thomas McCarthy and David Mallon, Snow Leopards is reportedly the only comprehensive work on the biology, behaviour and conservation status of the large cat known as the snow leopard.