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Keywords:

  • reeding;
  • enclosures;
  • husbandry;
  • medical;
  • nutrition;
  • snow leopard;
  • veterinary care;
  • zoo

The international studbook for the Snow leopard Uncia uncia was established in 1976. The species has been the focus of intensive captive management and as at 1 January 1992 541 animals were maintained at 160 collections. This paper gives an overview of the diet, housing, breeding and captive management of the species with specific reference to animals maintained in North American collections. A summary of veterinary care reported in the Snow leopard captive-management survey is also given.