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Snow leopard. Photograph of a snow leopard (Panthera uncia or Uncia uncia), a feline predator of Central Asia. Living at altitudes between 3350 and 6700 metres, these animals are considered endangered. Estimates put the viable population at around 2500 in the wild, with a further 600-700 in zoos around the world. Many zoos have successful breeding programmes. Photographed in the Republic of Tuva, Russia, in 2010.
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