Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Scientific Name: Panthera uncia Schubet
Common Name: Snow Leopard, Barafni Chita (Hindi), Hima chitravyaghrah (Sanskrit)
Distribution: 75000 sq. kms in the Himalayas
Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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In Religion and Mythology​

Achi Chokey Dolma, the Tibetan equivalent of Durga, is the protectoress who rides the snow lion.

She is venerated by Buddhist communities in Ladakh, Sikkim, Tibet and elsewhere in the Himalayas.

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