Snow Leopard

Species: Uncia uncia

Geographic Range: Mountainous regions of Central Asia

Size: 80-120 pounds

Lifespan: up to 18 years

Conservation Status: Endangered

Como’s Snow Leopards

Find them with the Large Cats Map

Fun Facts

  • Snow leopards have been seen at altitudes of over 18,000 feet — just a few thousand feet shy of the height of Mt. Everest.
  • Snow leopards can pounce of prey as far away as 45 feet.
  • Extra-wide, fur covered feet act as natural snowshoes.
  • Snow leopards use their long tails for balance and blankets.