Snow Leopards are found in rocky mountain regions of Asia.
Their habitat range is between where the tree line stops and the snow line begins on the mountains.
Human Threat Information
Although snow leopards pose no threat to humans, they are hunted as a result of preying on livestock. They are also endangered due to loss of habitat and poaching for their pelt and bones.
They lose their lives as a result of conflict with human communities. Local herders kill them because they threaten their livestock.
The Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) engages local people in a discussion of their needs and ideas on how to live harmoniously with snow leopards
SLC takes a broad and creative approach to building local support for conservation while studying the cats in the wild. Its programs serve as a model for community-based conservation and bolster the snow leopard’s chance for survival.
Introduction to the species
It’s a beautiful animal, which looks different from the leopard found in more tropical regions. The snow leopard has a thick coat of silver gray fur, marked with black spots and rosettes, which helps it blend into the snow covered terrain where it lives.
There zoological name is Uncea.
There are around 4500 - 7350 snow leopards in the world.
Snow leopards have very large paws that act as snowshoes and keep them from sinking into the snow. Their paws are also completely fur-covered, protecting them from the cold