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Management and husbandry of the Snow leopard Uncia uncial†
Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
International Zoo Yearbook
Volume 35, Issue 1, pages 139–147, January 1997
How to Cite
WHARTON, D. and MAINKA, S. A. (1997), Management and husbandry of the Snow leopard Uncia uncial. International Zoo Yearbook, 35: 139–147. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.1997.tb01203.x
†This article first appeared as: Wharton, D. & Mainka, S. A. (1994): Captive management of the snow leopard (Panthera uncia). In Proceedings of the seventh international snow leopard symposium: 135–147. Fox, J. L. & Du Jizeng (Eds). Chicago: International Snow Leopard Trust, Chicago Zoological Society.
- Issue online: 18 DEC 2007
- Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
- snow leopard;
- veterinary care;
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.