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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
snøleopard
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Siberian ibex and red deer (Cervus elaphus) are common ungulates in this region, and carnivores, such as snow leopards (Uncia uncia), wolves (Canis lupus), and such raptors as the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) and golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) are also found here.
[12] found that personality profiles created from keeper-completed questionnaires corresponded to personality assessments created from behavioral observations in black rhinos, but Marieke Cassia and David [17] found that the results of these assessments did not agree in their research on snow leopards (Uncia uncia).
Traditionally, indirect methods such as locating den sites, and scat or spoor (tracks, pugmarks) surveys have been utilised as a highly cost effective method (Gusset and Burgener 2005) to determine the presence or absence, abundance or population density for species such as the leopard Pantherapardus, snow leopard Uncia uncia, cougar Felis concolor, lion Panthera leo, caracal Caracal caracal, tiger Panthera tigris and pine marten Martes martes (Beier and Cunningham 1996, Zalewski 1999, Hussain 2003, Melville and Bothma 2006, Sharma et al.
The behaviors trained include nonhuman primates accepting venipuncture, (6,7) unanesthetized snow leopards (Uncia uncia) tolerating a transabdominal ultrasound, (8) marmosets (Callithrix jackchus) providing urine samples, (9) the voluntary movement of giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in their enclosure, (10) and many others.
Analysis of Behaviors and Spatial Preferences in Snow Leopards (Uncia uncia) Housed at the Memphis Zoo.
The snow leopard (Uncia uncia), which ranges through the Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Tien Shan and other Central Asian mountain ranges, has an estimated wild population of only 3,500 to 7,000 individuals.