The snow leopard is a large cat that lives in the high rocky mountains of Central Asia. It feeds mainly on sheep, ibex and goats. Thick fur protects it against freezing cold temperatures but its beauty means that many animals fall prey to poachers. That’s why the snow leopard is an endangered species. A special feature is its tail which, is nearly as long as its body.
The snow leopard uses its long, bushy tail as a rudder when jumping and also to protect against the cold.