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Snow Leopard Essay

  • Submitted by: evalese92
  • on March 12, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 441 words

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Evidence Of Evolution: Animal Project

I chose the two animals a snow leopard and a jaguar. Even though these animals may look similar they are different. They live in totally separate places. These animals will be described by their characteristics, behavior, where they live, how they evolved, environment, and etc. I will tell you how the adapt to their environment and any possible threats harming these animals.
The first animal is the Jaguar, The jaguar's present range extends from Southern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Apart from a known and possibly breeding population in Arizona, the cat has largely been extinct from the United States since the early 20th century. Jaguars live in rain forest, its preferred habitat, they also live in a variety of forested and open terrain. Jaguars are solitary animals who live and hunt alone, except for mating season. Male jaguars aggressively protect its home range. Also they have very powerful jaws and sharp teeth, which they use to strike the prey in one crushing bite to the skull. Jaguars are a keystone species, playing an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of the animal it hunts. The ancestral origin of the jaguar is guessed to be a hybrid of a lion and a panther, but is also known to originate from the lion (lion-tiger-leopard-jaguar). Jaguars are often killed by humans also habitat loss and fragmentation. But to survive to such threats wildlife refuges have been set up to protect them.
The next animal is the Snow Leopard. Snow Leopards are mostly located in the central and south Asia and the Middle East. They like to live above sea level in the rocky mountain ranges of central and south Asia. Snow Leopards prefer to live in steep cliff areas, ravines. Such habitats provide them with camouflage they need to ambush their prey. Also their powerful legs help them leap to up to 30ft which is 6x it’s own body!!....

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