International Snow Leopard Day

International Snow Leopard Day is also known as the World Snow Leopard Day. Since declared in 2013, the 23rd of October is a day to celebrate these beautiful, rarely-seen, reclusive big cats, sometimes referred to as ‘ghosts of the mountains’. 

Inhabiting high altitudes, Snow Leopards can be found up to 20,000 feet high in the Himalayas, Southern Siberian Mountains, and Tibetan Plateau. To survive these harsh environments, they have the densest fur of all cats and use their tails for balance in the steep mountainous terrain in which they live. Their tails can grow up to 90% as long as their bodies and dub as blankets to cover sensitive parts of their bodies in the extreme cold.

Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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Ghost's Gaze | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
The Long Pause | Wallhanging by Breanna Podlasly | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Breanna Podlasly
Phantom | Wallhanging by Aga.Elliott | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Agnieszka (Aga) Elliott
Ready to Pounce | Wallhanging by Kim Chase | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kim C Chase
Chomolungma | Wallhanging by Michelle Waters | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michelle Waters
Nimbostratus | Wallhanging by Sandi Lear | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sandi Lear
On Silent Paw | Wallhanging by Charlotte Williams | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Charlotte Williams
Vanishing Soul | Wallhanging by Jess Hansen | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Jess Hansen
Endangered Life | Wallhanging by Jess Hansen | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Jess Hansen
Snow Leopard | Wallhanging by Walt Anderson | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Walt Anderson
 Beauty of the Himalayas | Wallhanging by Jacquie Vaux | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Jacquie Vaux
Snow Leopard | Wallhanging by Kelly McNeil | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kelly Grace McNeil
Snow Ghost | Wallhanging by Taylor Ivester | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Taylor Ann Ivester
Himalaya Sun | Wallhanging by Ute Bartels | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Ute Bartels
Lair Among the Clouds | Wallhanging by Kay Polito | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kay Polito
Mountain Cub | Wallhanging by Carina Kramer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Carina Kramer
Hasty Descent | Wallhanging by James Kiesow | Artists for Conservation
Artist: James Kiesow
Chance Encounter | Wallhanging by Wayne Chunat | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Wayne Joseph Chunat
Snow Leopard | Wallhanging by James Fiorentino | Artists for Conservation
Artist: James Fiorentino
Targeted Approach | Wallhanging by Caroline Brooks | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Caroline Brooks
isolated 5 | Wallhanging by Norbert Gramer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Norbert Gramer
Moonlight Descent | Wallhanging by Jerry Ragg | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Jerry Ragg
Hiding in the Himalayas | Wallhanging by Rob Dreyer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rob Dreyer
Shadowed Descent | Wallhanging by Dianne Munkittrick | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Dianne Munkittrick
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