SNOW LEOPARDS AT MELBOURNE ZOO
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- Location: Melbourne Zoo, Victoria, Australia
- Source: www.zoo.org.au
Info: Live streaming webcam showing snow leopards at the Melbourne Zoo in Australia.
The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia and is highly adapted to its home in the cold high mountains. Their thick fur is patterned with dark rosettes and spots and is the perfect camouflage for their habitat. Their beautiful coats are also made up of long hairs with a dense, woolly underfur to protect them against the cold. Snow leopards have longer tails than other big cats. They can be up to 1 m in length and help the leopards to balance on steep, rocky slopes.