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Snow Leopard Left Hind Claw Replica measures 29mm or 1.1 inches. The Snow Leopard Left Hind Claw Replica is Museum quality Polyurethane cast made in USA. The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), also known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.
The snow leopard fur is whitish to gray with black spots on head and neck, but larger rosettes on the back, flanks and bushy tail. The belly is whitish. Its eyes are pale green or grey in color. Its muzzle is short and its forehead domed. Its nasal cavities are large. The fur is thick with hairs between 2.0 and 4.7 inches long. Its body is stocky, short-legged and slightly smaller than the other cats of the genus Panthera, reaching a shoulder height 22 inches and ranging in head to body size from 30 to 59 inches. Its tail is 31 to 41 inches long. It weighs between 49 and 121 lbs.
In relation to the length of its skull and width of its palate, it has large nasal openings, which allow for increasing the volume of air inhaled with each breath, and at the same time for warming and humidifying cold dry air.
The snow leopard shows several adaptations for living in a cold, mountainous environment. Its small rounded ears help to minimize heat loss. Its broad paws well distribute the body weight for walking on snow, and have fur on their undersides to increase the grip on steep and unstable surfaces; it also helps to minimize heat loss. Its long and flexible tail helps to maintain balance in the rocky terrain. The tail is also very thick due to fat storage, and is very thickly covered with fur, which allows the snow leopard to use it like a blanket to protect its face when asleep.
The scientific name for the snow leopard is Panthera uncia Felidae. Mountain areas of Afghanistan-Lake Baikal, Himalayas.
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