IUCN Status: Endangered
We are home to two snow leopards at Howletts, named Ziva and Nuri. You'll find the pair in their spacious enclosure near the Pavilion Restaurant, which is filled with rocks and natural foliage.
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Found in the high mountains of central Asia, the snow leopard, with its pale coat and dark blotches, is perfectly camouflaged against the backdrop of ice and boulders.
These beautiful leopards feed on wild goats, sheep and birds and will occasionally take domestic livestock, which brings them into direct conflict with humans.
The wild population is in decline, as their habitat and prey base dwindle, and whilst illegal trade in their fur has decreased, unfortunately there remains a demand for their bones in the Chinese medicine trade.
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We care for over 400 animals across 50 species. Our expert keepers look after the incredible animals that call our 100 acre park home, day in and day out and welcome you to take a peek into a world where the animals really do come first.
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