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Year 5 group adopt Snow Leopard to raise awareness of endangered species

Year 5 group adopt Snow Leopard to raise awareness of endangered species

A Preparatory School year group have been doing their bit to raise awareness for an endangered species.

The Year 5 Rydal Penrhos pupils recently adopted a Snow Leopard and as part of the sponsorship, the class will receive regular updates regarding their particular animal and the general work being done to protect the species.

They all received a small cuddly toy of the animal to thank them for their contribution to the cause.

The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because the global population is estimated to number less than 10,000 mature individuals and is set to decline around 10 per cent in the next 23 years.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “Our pupils are very conscious about the current plight facing endangered animals in the wild, and are always keen to raise awareness in any way they can.

“Keeping up to date with current events is something that we consider to be very important part of a child’s development here at Rydal Penrhos, and thanks also go to Mrs Woodthorpe and Miss Pyves for their assistance with this particular initiative.”

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