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WWF Snow Leopard Adoption Gift Pack

Adopt a Snow Leopard

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from £3.00 a month

  • You adoption gift pack includes a snow leopard cuddly toy, factbook, bookmarks, stickers, and a personalisable certificate!
  • Get regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Snow Leopards” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Snow Leopard Information

Adopt a Snow Leopard

This Big Cat is Under Threat

There are thought to be as few as 4,000 Snow Leopards still living in the wild and they are at threat from poachers, loss of prey, and conflict with humans. A small monthly donation can help to train and equip anti-poaching patrols, work with local communities to monitor snow leopard movement, start programmes to increase numbers in the wild, reduce human and snow leopard conflict plus lots more.

Adopt a Snow Leopard with WWF and protect this beautiful animal. The snow leopard is a powerful, captivating and incredibly athletic animal. They have been known to travel up to 40km a night and leap as far as 15 metres. They truly are one of natures great wonders. Help WWF to protect this endangered big cat.

Snow Leopard Cuddly Toy

Adopt a Snow Leopard and Get a Fun Gift Pack Including a Cuddly Toy

Adopting a Snow Leopard from just £3.00 a month is a great gift as the lucky recipient will get a cuddly Snow Leopard with their gift pack. This is a great way to send a present that will show someone you care, and also help protect this incredible animal.

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Snow Leopard Facts

5 Snow Leopard Facts

  1. Snow leopards are amongst the most elusive of the big cats and tend to live in the mountains of Central Asia. The snow leopard is listed as endangered by the IUCN.
  2. Snow leopards are powerful predators and have the ability to kill prey up to three times their body weight.
  3. Snow leopards are able to walk in the snow because of their wide fur covered feet which act as natural snow shoes.
  4. Snow leopards live at extremely high altitudes and are found as high as 3500 metres above sea level. During the summer snow leopards climb to as high as 5000 metres above sea level to stay cool.
  5. The fur on the belly of a snow leopard is roughly 5 inches thick!

Why Adopt a Snow Leopard?

The snow leopard was first listed by the IUCN as endangered in 1972. Since then not much has improved and populations of this elusive big cat has been falling across their range. We can thank poaching for the fall in snow leopard numbers because the animal is hunted for its skin and body parts which are used in Eastern medicine. The species has also lost a lot of its natural prey due to habitat destruction and lack of awareness amongst the local population. Here are 5 reasons why you should adopt a snow leopard today.

1. Help prevent habitat loss and human conflict.

The major threat to the snow leopard is habitat loss and human conflict. Your adoption will provide WWF with the necessary funds to educate people who live in areas with snow leopards and raise their awareness.

2. Help stop the poaching of snow leopards.

Poaching is another serious problem facing the snow leopard. Your adoption will help WWF in its attempts to reduce or eliminate this threat by helping train and equip anti-poaching patrols. WWF will also make the public aware that there is no medicinal value from the snow leopards and reduce demand for its body parts.

3. Help stop retaliatory killings.

Snow leopards are often killed in retaliation by farmers whose livestock are hunted for food by the snow leopard in the absence of traditional prey. Your adoption will help WWF fund compensation schemes for farmers who lose livestock to snow leopards and in the process prevent retaliatory killings.

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4. Help WWF increase populations of traditional snow leopard prey.

WWF also runs programs to increase the number of wild prey in areas where the snow leopard lives. Your adoption will help in the effort to construct the ideal balance between predator and prey and hopefully lead to an increase in snow leopard numbers.

5. A snow leopard adoption makes the perfect present.

A snow leopard adoption makes the perfect present for someone who cares about animal conservation. For just £3 a month they will receive a cuddly toy, gift pack and plenty of other goodies.

A baby snow leopard

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About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

Latest News

Snow Leopard Cub Born With Defects Receiving Treatment At Sacramento Zoo

An extremely cute snow leopard cub that was born recently with splayed legs is undertaking intense physical therapy so the little fella is able to learn to walk. The cub was born with a number of defects including ones which affected his eyes and chest as well as an obvious case of splayed rear legs. The disease which is known as swimmers syndrome and affects both cats and dogs means that the cub has problems with mobility. As a result the Sacramento Zoo where the cub was born, is providing therapy to correct the defect.

Snow Leopard Census To Take Place Over The Next Five Years

Due to their high-altitude habitat in the bitterly cold Himalayas, snow leopards are one of the most difficult apex predators to study. Despite many decades of research, no one is quite sure how many of these elusive big cats exist. There are 12 countries in Asia that the snow leopard calls its home, and they have all got together to conduct a five-year census of the species through the use of camera traps and radio collars as well as hair and scat identification.

Climate Change Will Force The Snow Leopard Into Extinction

Rising temperatures will result in a loss of habitat of the snow leopard which will adversely affect their fight against extinction a new report suggests. WWF says over a third of the species mountain living areas could become unsuitable for them to live as a result of climate change. The WWF report says that warmer temperatures means that plants and trees in those areas will not be able to survive. The report describes the snow leopard not only as being beautiful and enigmatic but also one of the most elusive and endangered of the big cats.

New Leopard Park in Russia

WWF charity officials are pleased to see the opening of a new national park in Russia that has been set up in an effort to save the world’s rarest cat – the Amur leopard. There are believed to be only 30 left in the wild today, with the majority now living within the new Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia.