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Snow Leopard: Kira by MoonsongWolf Snow Leopard: Kira by MoonsongWolf
Kira, a snow leopard, resides at the Toronto Zoo. This is a photo manipulation with some painted sections. =WildByDesignReloaded was gracious enough to give me one of his photos of Kira to use for this. It was quite blurry, but he (and I!) just adored the pose with the tail curled up. Please go check out his photos if you like snow leopards or other big cats. He does some amazing work. Please note, though, that his photos are NOT stock, so do not use them without his permission. All other photos used were my own.


Species: Snow Leopard, Uncia uncia
IUCN listing: Endangered
Est. Wild Population: 3000 - 5000

Snow leopards are secretive cats that live high in the Asian mountains. In addition to being the smallest "big cat" species, they are also incapable of roaring. Unfortunately, this shy cat is endangered despite living in some of the most isolated, inhospitable areas on earth, due to prey depletion, habitat loss, and poaching.


What you can do to help:

*Donate money to a charity or organization that helps wild snow leopard populations, such as the Snow Leopard Trust (see link below).

*Volunteer at a local zoo or wild animal park.

*Use the GoodSearch search engine and designate the Snow Leopard Trust, or another favourite charity, as the recipient of half of the advertising proceeds for the site.

*Buy fair trade products from countries such as Tibet that help support their local economy without harming animals.

*Educate yourself and others!

*Check out the Snow Leopard Trust website for more ways that you can get involved: [link] You can also sign up for their newsletter, which will keep you regularly updated without spamming your inbox.


Artwork is © *MoonsongWolf
Special thank you to !WildByDesign for sharing his snow leopard photo with me.
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work :love: :heart:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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CameyHorsy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG this is SOOOOOO CUTE!!!
I like snow Leopards soo much and its just sad that there are only so few left in the wild.

Now you have +1 +fav 


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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thank you, I'm glad that you liked it! :)

I agree; it is a shame that snowies are so highly endangered.
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CameyHorsy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
All because of global warming :(
I do love mankind and gadgets but it seems like only a few care about the animal kingdom and the consequenses of the actions from loads of cars and chopping down woods. :(
I dont want them to dissapear completely. I love them.
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blondetanty Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG its gorgeous *O*
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thank you. :)
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InMySeclusion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
DAWWWW
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