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Attack of the Big Cats

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia) is a rare, beautiful cat native to the Central Asian mountains. They appear to be in dramatic decline, due mainly to illegal poaching and revenge killings, as well as vanishing habitat and declining populations of their prey. There are only about 6,000 left in the wild.

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Only a few wild cats make it into the big cat club, find out what makes the lion, tiger, jaguar and leopard different from all the rest.