Monday, October 1, 2007

A true snow cat

If you want to see a Snow Leopard in the wild, you’d need to go to Central Asia and go up in the mountains between 9800 and 17,000 feet! Though it would be hard to find one if you did. Look at how this male leopard blends in to his surroundings!

My family and I once drove up Mt. Evans in Colorado, what is called the highest paved road in the US, reaching an elevation of 14,240 feet. It was summer, but freezing cold and when we realized our lips were turning blue from lack of oxygen as well as cold, we went back down. No wonder snow leopards have such thick coats, fur-lined paws, and an enlarged nasal cavity!


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