(CNN)There’s a reason they call the snow leopard the “ghost of the mountains.” The chances of seeing one are almost nonexistent, even for those who spend their lives looking for them. It’s part of what makes the snow leopard unique, along with a distinct set of features supremely adapted for life in the frigid high mountains of Asia. A long, thick tail for balancing and wrapping around the body and face for warmth. Large paws like snowshoes. An enlarged nasal […]
“I have a friend who’s an artist and he’s sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say, “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. And he says, “you see, I, as an artist, can see how beautiful this is, but you as a scientist, oh take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing.” And I think he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he […]
I’ve always been in awe of the snow leopard. The expressive eyes, easy demeanor. The overly broad paws providing balance in cold where they choose to tread. I couldn’t help but say snow leopard when someone asked me at work one day what my spirit animal was. “There’s gravity. Looking at them, you can’t help but be pulled in”. Photo by Tianna Klineburger, Woodland Park Zoo.
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