Snow Leopard


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Snow Leopard

Version 10.6 of the Mac OS X operating system, released in 2009. Although faster than Leopard because all system components support 64 bits, for most users, Snow Leopard is considered more of a refinement than a major update. It includes support for 16TB (that's terabytes!) of memory, as well as enhancements to QuickTime (QuickTime X) and the user interface.

Snow Leopard only runs on Intel-based Macs. Apple switched to Intel in 2006, and Snow Leopard marks an official break from PowerPC Macs such as the G4 and G5. Also included is native support for Exchange, Microsoft's corporate mail server.

For the Programmer
Snow Leopard enables application programmers to take advantage of multiple cores with its "Grand Central" programming interface (API), which also makes the Mac OS more multicore efficient. In addition, Open Compute Language (OpenCL) lets programmers access the graphics processor (GPU) for general-purpose computing. See Leopard.

Snow Leopard

 

(Uncia uncia), also called irbis or ounce, a carnivorous mammal of the family Felidae. Body length, approximately 130 cm; tail length, approximately 90 cm; weight, 26–40 kg. The snow leopard’s fur is smoky gray, almost white, with dark spots forming rings; it is particularly luxuriant during the winter. The snow leopard inhabits the mountain ranges of Central Asia at altitudes between 3,000 and 5,000 m. In the winter it descends to the coniferous forest zone. It preys primarily on mountain goats and is rarely a threat to livestock. The number of snow leopards in the USSR has sharply dwindled owing to their capture for zoos and to the decrease in the number of mountain goats.

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Snow leopards can be usually sighted near Komic, Hikkim, Kibbar, Pangi, Miar and Demul regions of Himachal Pradesh.
The question is whether the zoo's environment and weather was suitable for the survival of snow leopard, he said, adding that the species of the high-altitude areas could not survive in plain and hot areas like Peshawar.
The event was made colorful through various skits and documentaries on snow leopard.
To protect its big cats, Pakistan has also endorsed the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Programme (GSLEP) by developing its National Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Priorities (NSLEP).
Heads of Wildlife Departments of GB, AJ&K and KP; and senior officials of Ministry of Climate Change; Pakistan Customs, Snow Leopard Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Society also spoke on the occasion.
Fifteen years ago, the snow leopard population in our Sarychat - Ertash reserve almost disappeared.
A female snow leopard, approximately 3 year old, weighing 35kg being maintained at Khunjerab National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan was tranquilized using Medotomidine (Domitor(r) @ 0.
Meanwhile, a rare footage of snow leopards in the wild of Mongolia has been released by the conservation charity WWF.
Warmer temperatures could see tree lines shifting up mountains and farmers planting crops and grazing livestock at higher altitudes, squeezing the remaining snow leopards into smaller pockets," according to the report, titled "Fragile Connections: Snow leopards, people, water and the global climate.
The meeting will be a continuation of joint action of 12 countries in response to the Bishkek declaration adopted at the global forum on snow leopard preservation, held in October 2013 under the leadership of President Almazbek Atambayev.
THE authorities of the Nanda Devi National Park are a happy lot this season after they managed to capture three snow leopards on camera installed inside the park located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
To make the cool cocktail take 75ml Snow Leopard Vodka, 5ml dry vermouth and a sprig of rosemary.