IRBIS e. LUMELEOPARD
ИРБИС или СНЕЖНЫЙ БАРС
Including the Himalaya these beautiful cats are found on the mountains in Central Asia. Snow leopards live alone, during the summer they spend their days up to 4 kilometers high and during winter they come down mostly because of the prey. In addition to even-toed ungulate, also rodents, rabbits and birds belong to their diets. When wild animals are not in sight sometimes snow leopard hunt domestic animals. One to five cubs are born in hidden caves. Live more than 20 years. Despite that the hunt of snow leopard is forbidden, poaching is a big problem and not only the snow leopard themselves, but the poaching of their prey. Fortunately the reproducing has been successful in zoos, including Tallinn Zoo.