Snow Leopards Know They Are Cool

Read a tail of the snow leopard. Yes, the spelling is on purpose for a double meaning, because the critter's tail is important for balance, warmth — and food storage for lean times. It has several other fascinating features to consider.

Snow leopards may look like overgrown housecats, but they are actually designed by the Master Engineer to thrive in cold, snowy, mountainous regions.
"I can't blame you for admiring me"
Credit: Flickr / Tambako The Jaguar (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Y'all might want to take a field trip in the mountains to see if you can spot one (heh!), but you would have to limit your search to mountains in Central and South Asia. Snow leopards have been in Siberia, China, and Tibet (not to be confused with they mythical Tibetan Snow Lion). They also require a huge amount of space in which to roam, which is rather surprising because they are more like overgrown housecats than their great cat cousins. The Master Engineer equipped them for survival in many ways.
The chill of winter tends to evoke strong feelings. Some people embrace it joyously, while others avoid it religiously. Those who live in frigid environments, however, have no choice and must adapt. These cultures have specialized attire, food, and even transportation needed in no other climate.

Though we’ve created many tools to help us brave the harsher environments of the world, animals have no such assistance. Yet they continue to survive and thrive thanks to the features the Creator gave them. Consider the snow leopard, which lives exclusively in the mountainous regions of Central Asia. With its unique features, the snow leopard stays warm, travels safely, and sustains itself on what food can be found in its treacherous habitat.

You can read the rest or download the audio version at "Snow Leopard—The Ultimate Cool Cat".

This video has some music, but it pops in after about two minutes, then off again. I suggest leaving it off. It's fun to watch snow leopards act like kitties. All that bouncing around may have something to do with how they can roam from 45-80 square miles in the wild.