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Cincinnati Zoo ... Nubo & Renjy | by Connie Lemperle
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Cincinnati Zoo ... Nubo & Renjy

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Snow Leopard ... Nubo on the left is the male & Renjy is on the right and is a female

 

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The snow leopard’s five-inch thick coat affords great protection from the cold. The coat also comes in handy as camouflage, helping the leopard blend in with the rocky terrain to hide from potential prey. Sadly, the beautiful coat also hinders the leopard’s survival, as poaching for the fur is one of its major threats.

  

Fact File

     

Where to see them: Cat Canyon

 

Height: Up to 2 ft

 

Weight: 77 to 120 lbs

 

Lifespan: Up to 21 yrs in captivity

 

Habitat: Mountain regions, including grassland, scrubland, and open woodland

 

Diet: Primarily blue sheep and ibex; some other hoofed mammals, hares, rodents and birds

 

Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)

 

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. This is a similar pose to one that I have already posted of our two new Snow Leopards at the Cincinnati Zoo. I just can't get enough these cats. The Cincinnati Zoo's new Cat Canyon is amazing. Our zoo really improved all of the enclosesures that the cats now call home.

 

The new Cat Canyon officially opened on Saturday 6-30-12 . This exhibit is a must see.

 

Have a very nice day everyone.

  

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Taken on June 28, 2012