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.
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.
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.
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