Endangered Species Project Snow Leopard


Mainly Snow Leopards are found in the high mountains in central Asia. Most of the countries they are found in are Afganistan, Kazakstan, Russia, India, and China. Also they have disappeared in Mongolia. The altitudes they are found can go from 9,800 to 17,000. The mountains are mainly the Eastern Himalayas and are cold.

PhysicAl features

The Snow Leopard can leep about six times its body length. It has a long tail that helps with balance and agility. They are normaly about 2 feet tall, 6 to 7.5 feet long and their tail is about 40 inches long. They can from 77 to 120 pounds. In captivity, they live to about 21 and it is unkown how long they live in the wild.

Social Habits

Snow leopards are very shy and elusive animals. They are most active during dawn or dusk. They patrol home ranges that are up to hundred square kilometer. When a snow leopard cub is just 2 years old, they leave their mother. They make all the normal cat sounds like purr, mew, hiss, growl, moan, and yowl.


There are about 4,650 to 6,590 snow leopards left. China has the most snow leopards in it. It has about 2,000 to 2,500. Uzbekistan has the least amount with only about 20 to 50.


The main reason why snow leopards became endangered was because of poaching. Between the years 2008 and 2016, one snow leopard was killed everyday. About 220 to 450 are killed in a year.

How you can help

You can make donations to help fund snow leopard conservations. Also, you become a monthly donor and build partnerships snow leopard communities. You can also adopt a snow leopard.

Work cited

Harvey, Martin. "Snow Leopard." WWF. World Wildlife Fund, 2017. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.

Leopard.org, Snow. "Behavior." Snow Leopard Trust. Info@snowleopard.org, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.

Wildlife, Defenders Of. "Basic Facts About Snow Leopards." Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife, 19 Sept. 2016. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.

Winter, Steve. "Panthera Uncia ." Panthera Uncia (Ounce, Snow Leopard). N.p., 30 June 2008. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.


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