Cold Asia

There may be only about 5,000 snow leopards left in the wild.

The problem

Snow leopards face many threats in their natural range that have brought their population numbers down precipitously. Poachers continue to seek out the snow leopard for its fur and bones, or even as pets for private collections. In addition, overgrazing causes a lack of prey for snow leopards to consume and habitat destruction is caused by mining and farming.

How we help

We partner with the Snow Leopard Trust to elevate awareness of the plight of endangered snow leopards in the wild and raise funds to protect these animals.

What you can do

Make an additional gift to the Snow Leopard Trust when you become a Zoo Member.

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