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Mammalthon 2: Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)

Posted on May 3, 2008 by in Carnivores, Mammalthons | 6 comments

Uncia uncia
Number 0148

Here’s the first of several mammals requested by my dad for this second 24-Hour Mammal Marathon. A nice start, this furry and beautiful animal, don’t you think? Snow leopards live in the mountains of central Asia and are very endangered. They’re hunted for their coats, used in traditional Asian medicines, and killed when they prey on livestock. Then there’s the ubiquitous habitat destruction, not only of the snow leopard’s habitat but also that of its prey, which means it has trouble finding food.

The ‘thon is on!

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  1. that is beautiful start to the second Mammalthon. Good luck today!!!

  2. Thank you so much, Grace! I’m about to start coloring the second mammal.

  3. and it’s begun! i can’t wait to see what comes up this time around (and the maybe-mythical critter is exciting!).

  4. Hi Heather! I’m so glad you’re here! Yes, last time there was a woolly mammoth and a whale no one’s seen; this time there’s…well, you’ll just have to wait and see!

  5. gorgeous drawing of a gorgeous animal.

  6. It’s Ame! Welcome back, and thank you very much!

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