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February 6, 2017

Uptown Wildlife

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Betelhem Petersson Betelhem Petersson

Have you ever wondered how biologists can identify individual snow leopards? It is something everyone can do.

Each snow leopard has a unique spot pattern, like a fingerprint, that identifies it as an individual. But if we want to identify them, we must first keep them from going extinct. There are only 3,000 to 7,500 snow leopards left in the world today.

To be able to see snow leopards is awesome. River and Summit live at the Central Park Zoo. I got to watch them interact with each other. I also found out that they are twins just like my brother and I.

Both the Central Park Zoo and Bronx Zoo have snow leopards. Both zoos are part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, an organization that is working to save these big cats so future generations can identify them, too.

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Christine
February 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Snow leopards are so beautiful! I always love seeing them at the Central Park Zoo.