Have you ever seen a snow leopard ? Snow Leopards are one of the most beautiful and
mystical wild cats. They have a proud bearing and people are drawn to their unusual white/gray
color. Snow leopards are also very elusive and few people have seen them in the wild. They are
rare and endangered and live in some of the most extreme high altitude and cold climate on
It is a sad fact that the biggest threat to snow leopards are humans. Humans have hunted
them for their fur and their bones; fur to wear as coats and hats, and bones to be used in
traditional medicines. They have also destroyed snow leopard habitat and food sources by killing
the prey animals they need to feed on. When the natural wild prey animals are not available snow
leopards will often kill and eat domestic livestock like sheep and goats belonging to villagers
they share the mountains with.
The second reason why snow leopards are endangered is the global warming . As climate
change causes temperatures to ruse, snow lines are receding, which means that snow leopards
must move further up the mountain slopes as well. While they get higher ,the vegetation
becomes more few, which means that the herbivores that they prey on are in limited supply as
well, and the leopards are having trouble finding enough food.
In conclusion, snow leopards has been listed as an endangered species for so many
reasons , Two important causes of it are hunting and global warming. In my opinion, people
should help out rescue groups who are trying to save these animals .I hope everyone read and
spread the world about these beautiful animals with their unusual light green eyes because
knowledge is always important .