15 Awesome Facts About Snow Leopards That Will Make You Love Them, Particularly #8.

1. The fur on the belly of the snow leopard is about 5 inches thick.

2. Unlike most wild cats, the snow leopard lives in very harsh cold climate so its tail acts as a muffler to shield its nose and mouth.

3. The cubs do not open their eyes until they are 7 days old.

4. Snow leopards are considered excellent jumpers. When hunting, they can attack prey at a distance of 45 feet.

5. When they sense human presence, the snow leopards become nocturnal animals to avoid unnecessary encounters with humans that may be a threat or danger.

6. Snow leopards have unique pale green or gray eyes that are very unusual for most cats.

7. Unlike other big cats, the snow leopard is a non-aggressive animal that when threatened by another predator, may choose to back away.

8. Reports of snow leopards attacking or killing humans are unheard of; in fact, snow leopards are known to avoid human presence than any other big cat.

9. Snow leopard throats are arranged in such a way that they cannot physically hiss, meow, growl, or howl.

10. Snow leopards prefer living in ridges, cliffs and rock outcrops. These locations are convenient because they provide camouflage for stalking and sneaking up on prey.

11. In summer, the snow leopard may climb higher to cooler altitudes of as high as 5000 meters above sea level.


12. Young cats disperse from their mother and set out on their own when they’re 19 to 24 months old.

13. The tail of a snow leopard is almost as long as its body.

14. A baby snow leopard will start eating solid food at around 2 months old.

15. The female of snow leopard gives birth once every 2 years. Pregnancy lasts 90-110 days.