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School’s Adoption of Snow Leopard Inspires Poetry Too.

The Adoption of Qiemo, a Snow Leopard from Dublin Zoo has created great excitement in our school. This event has inspired ArtProjectsblog posts and questions. It has inspired poetry too!

Qiemo

Queen of the Snowy Mountain

Incredible climber,

Excellent hunter

Mysterious creature

Oh, I would love to see Qiemo in Dublin Zoo

by Paris & Sinead (4th Class)

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Snow Leopard

Super

Natural

Outstanding

Wonderful

Leopard

Endangered

Original, it

Preys

After herbivores

Rare

Death maker

by Mo from 4th Class

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What do Snow Leopards Like to Eat?

We have adopted a Snow Leopard.
Snow Leopards are an endangered species.

Snow Leopards are top of the food chain.

Djamila the snow leopard princess
Photo Credit: Tambako The Jaguar via Compfight

What do Snow Leopards like to eat?

Dr. Rodney Jackson is a leading expert on Snow Leopards
from the Snow Leopard Conservancy.

He said in a year a snow leopard from a National Park in India ate:

Highland wildlife park  (14)
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This is a ‘blue sheep’ also called a Bharal.

5 blue sheep (Blue sheep are wild sheep. They are slate grey in colour. People say they look blueish)
9 Tibetan woolly hare,
25 marmot, (Marmots are large squirrels)
5 domestic goats (Domestic animals are tamed by man. Farm animals are domestic.)
1 domestic sheep
and 15 birds.
Munch
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Jeroen Krah via Compfight
This is a marmot.

You can read more about the Snow Leopard here: Snow Leopard Conservancy.org

So what do you think would happen if the snow leopard became extinct 

and was no longer in this food chain?

You can see the answer to this question on this link.

Link: Three short videos about Snow Leopards from BBC.co.uk

We have adopted a Snow Leopard.
Every class is learning about them. A close-up of Mohan

Photo Credit: Tambako The Jaguar via Compfight


They are an endangered species.
Ms. Hughes from Fourth Class found three beautiful videos about Snow Leopards on the BBC website. Here they are:
Link to 3 short videos about the Snow Leopard from BBC.co.uk

What would happen if the snow leopard became extinct & was no longer in the food chain?

Dr. Rodney Jackson from the Snow Leopard Conservancy reported that in a year one snow leopard from a National Park in India ate:

5 wild sheep, 1 domestic sheep, 5 domestic goats, 9 woolly hares, 25 marmots and 15 birds.

Marmots seem to be the snow leopard’s  favourite food.
Uinta couple
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So what would happen if the Snow Leopard became extinct?

Sheep, hare, marmot and goats are all herbivores. They eat plants. Marmots for example eat grass, berries, lichen and moss, roots and flowers.

So can you imagine what would happen if

the Snow Leopard was taken out of the food chain?

We guess that the herbivore population would not get eaten by the Snow Leopard.

Then the population of marmots, hares, sheep and goats would grow and grow.

His New Friends
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They would eat a lot of plants and vegetation.

There would be ‘over grazing’

There would be very little grass and plants left.

Then the herbivores; the marmots, hares, sheep and goats

wouldn’t have enough food to eat.

If there were a lot less flowers, plants and grass,

the butterflies and other insects that pollinate the meadows would disappear also.

Tibet. Неземная красота!!!
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Andrey Salikov via Compfight

You can read more about the Snow Leopard here @ Snow Leopard Conservancy.org

If the Snow Leopard became extinct this would upset the ‘balance of nature’.

 

Check out another story HERE ; a good news story from ‘Sustainable Human’.

It tells what happened when wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone Park in the USA.