Snow leopard

Snow Leopard Day

Stone Zoo

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a day devoted to these elusive big cats, also known as "Ghosts of the Mountains." Visit our education stations throughout the day, and meet with a zookeeper to learn more about snow leopards. We'll also have snow leopard-themed crafts and activities for kids.

We’re happy to welcome Jennifer Snell-Rullman, Assistant Director of Conservation at the Snow Leopard Trust, who will be here with 15 minute presentations for our guests throughout the day.

Committed to Conservation

Researchers estimate that there are only between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild. These animals face multiple threats in the wild from poachers, decline of prey species, human encroachment on habitat, and retribution killings by herders looking to protect their livestock.

Zoo New England is a longtime supporter of the Snow Leopard Trust, which protects snow leopards through community-focused conservation projects that are based on an improved scientific understanding of snow leopard behavior, needs, habitats and threats.

Did you Know

  • You can support the care and feeding of our animals through Zoodoption! Zoodopt a snow leopard (pictured here) today!

  • Come dressed for the occasion! Visit our Kids' Corner to print your own snow leopard mask (pictured here).

  • Learn more about snow leopards in Stone Zoo's Animal section.
  • Fun fact: With the ability to leap down heights of 60 feet, snow leopards are said to be the most agile of the “big cats.”