Meet Our Animals > Snow Leopard
Quick Facts
Native to Mountains of central Asia in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
Primary Diet Wild goats and sheep
Adult Weight 60 to 120 pounds
Lifespan 10 to 13 years
Status Vulnerable

Snow Leopard

The cat’s huge paws have fur on the bottom that gives the leopard traction on the snow and protection from sharp rocks. The snow leopard’s long, thick, and luxurious tail acts as a built-in comforter when the cat wraps it around its body for added warmth. The tail is almost as long as its body!


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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