Snow Leopard

No. 237529

by Safari Ltd
$5.99USD

Native to the mountainous regions of central and South Asia, the snow leopard is a relatively small member of the Panthera genus. With a stocky body and a thick coat, snow leopards are uniquely adapted to live in very cold, harsh environments.

  • Scientific Name: Panthera uncia
  • Characteristics: Hand painted and crafted by professional artists, this figurine makes a wonderful gift for a biology enthusiast! Snow leopards are incredibly shy and elusive, so consider yourself lucky for observing one up close!
  • Size and Color: Standing 1.75 inches tall and 5.5 inches long, this figurine is a touch shorter and longer than a soda can resting on its side. Like their name suggests, snow leopards have grayish snow colored fur accented with black rosettes.
  • The Snow Leopard is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Unfortunately, the snow leopard is classified as an endangered species, and is detrimentally affected by human expansion, illegal hunting, and habitat loss and fragmentation. Their global population is estimated to be around 5,000 to 6,000 individuals, although these numbers are not confirmed. Thankfully, there are multiple agencies, such the Snow Leopard Trust and the Snow Leopard Conservancy, dedicated to helping rehabilitate not only snow leopard’s numbers, but their natural habitats as well.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.8 L x 3.3 W x 4.09 H
    • Size in inches: 5.43 L x 1.3 W x 1.61 H
    • UPC: 095866237523
    Present Status The snow leopard has been listed as endangered since 1986. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, the estimated population of this species in the wild is between 4,080 and 6,590. The main threats to snow leopards include habitat loss, prey base loss and poaching.