To unlock the snow leopard in challenge or campaign games, you must earn a 4-star zoo fame rating for your zoo.
The snow leopard, also known as ounce, is a large mammal of the cat family which is found in the mountains of Central Asia. The animal's range extends from 2700 to 6000 m (8860 to 19,700 ft) in the summer, when the animals it eats migrate upward to graze on new grass. It has a thick layer of soft underfur covered by thick, long hair. The beautiful coat is pale gray, with black rosettes and small spots and a black streak along the spine; the underparts are whitish. The body length is about 1 to 1.3 m (about 3.3 to 4.3 ft) and the tail length is 0.8 to 1 m (2.6 to 3.3 ft). The animal is mainly nocturnal, and there are usually two to three cubs in a litter. Snow leopards have been overhunted for their fur and are now endangered.
The snow leopard has wide, furry paws that serve as snowshoes, preventing it from sinking into the snow.
The snow leopard is capable of making huge leaps over ravines and climbing bare rock faces in pursuit of prey.
Snow leopards have never been known to roar.
The snow leopard, native to the Himalayan mountains of Central Asia, has been known to range as high as 18,000 ft.
The snow leopard is considered to be a nocturnal animal, but it is most active at dawn and dusk.
The camouflage-like coat of the snow leopard renders it almost invisible in the rocky regions of its native habitat.
Although trading in snow leopard furs is illegal, it continues, threatening the snow leopard's existence.
The snow leopard's diet consists mainly of wild sheep, goats and hares.