International Snow Leopard Day - October 23
Sun, Oct 23, 2022

International Snow Leopard Day

International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated annually on October 23rd. Graceful, beautiful, captivating animals need the support of people. Unfortunately, due to poaching and habitat loss, snow leopards are more than ever subject to extinction. But there is hope that everyone will contribute to the date and stop their disappearance! What about you?

History

The first holiday officially took place in 2014. Its goal was and remains the same: to tell the population much more about animals and to inform about the problems they face. Particular attention is paid to poaching, because its development depends only on a person. Many countries joined the event: India, China, Russia, Mongolia, Pakistan and others. Representatives of each signed a declaration of conservation of the species.

Leopards are especially common in the countries of Central Asia. They live mainly in harsh conditions – at altitudes from 3000 to 4000 m. Every year, movements of states work to preserve the habitat that guarantees the security of the snow leopards. A working secretariat has been established in Bishkek to coordinate joint efforts.

Interesting facts

Curious moments about snow leopards:

  • have long tails to help maintain balance and protect against climatic conditions. Sometimes they reach the length of the body itself;
  • the fur on the belly is almost 5 inches thick;
  • they do not know how to growl, but they purr and make sounds, like domestic cats;
  • they make excellent paths in the snow due to the difficulty of moving on loose snow;
  • hunt goats, hares, roe deer… They are avid predators;
  • they like loneliness more, but sometimes whole families meet;
  • pregnancy of females lasts about 100 days.

How to celebrate

Learn more about beautiful animals and tell your loved ones about them. Spend time learning about current issues and solutions to save the future of the leopard. Make a donation to an organization to protect them or create your own collection!

When is International Snow Leopard Day celebrated in 2022?

International Snow Leopard Day is observed on October 23 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 23 2022
Monday October 23 2023
Wednesday October 23 2024
Thursday October 23 2025
Friday October 23 2026

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