About Snow leopard
about 60 cm
90 - 130 cm
35-40 kg, Male: 45 - 55 kg
Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN-World Conservation Union’s Red List of the Threatened Species
Did you know?
Snow leopards do not roar
The Government of India has identified the snow leopard as a flagship species for the high altitude Himalayas.
It has developed a centrally-supported programme called Project Snow Leopard for the conservation of the species and its habitats.
Habitat and distribution
Snow leopards prefer steep, rugged terrains with rocky outcrops and ravines. This type of habitat provides good cover and clear view to help them sneak up on their prey. They are found at elevations of 3,000-5,000 metres or higher in the Himalayas.