Snow Leopard Facts
- Snow leopards are amongst the most elusive of the big cats and tend to live in the mountains of Central Asia. The snow leopard is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
- Snow leopards are powerful predators and have the ability to kill prey up to three times their body weight.
- Snow leopards are able to walk in the snow because of their wide fur-covered feet which act as natural snowshoes.
- Snow leopards live at extremely high altitudes and are found as high as 3500 metres above sea level. During the summer snow leopards climb to as high as 5000 metres above sea level to stay cool.
- The fur on the belly of a snow leopard is roughly 5 inches thick!