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Nanga, the beauty queen

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Nanga, wonderful young female snow leopard (irbis, uncia uncia, levhart snezny) from ZOO Usti nad Labem, Czech republic ;)



For my best friend *Allerlei, because she loves this young irbis lady and because she allowed me to spend few wonderful days with her! :aww: thanks, Veverko :hug:


Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia)
Location: Hight mountains of Central Asia (Hindukush, Himalaya...)
Size: 1.3 m long body, 1,3 m long tail weight: 54 kg
Diet: Siberian ibex, argali, wild goats and wild sheep, deer, boars, langur monkeys, marmots, similar small mammals and birds
Conservation status: Endangered (there are 4000 – 6600 snow leopards)
Interesting facts: snow leopards are considered to be big cats, althought they are quite small than other big cats | snow leopards are not able to roar | other name for snow leopard is ,,irbis“ | snow leopards use their long and very fluffy tail as a scarf to hide their neck and head in cold weather. Fluffy tail is also good for balance | they have small ears to eliminate loss of body heat | snow leopards have blue eyes.

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This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
154 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2010, 1:34:25 PM
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