Snow Leopard Uncia uncia/Panthera uncia

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard
The beautiful Snow Leopard is native to mountain areas of Central Asia. It is endangered in the wild.
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard
It has thick, insulating fur and its wide, fur-covered feet act as snow-shoes. Its long, fat tail is both for balance when climbing and for warmth when at rest.
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard
Its coat has black rosettes on a light grey background. The pattern is different to that of a Leopard.
Despite sometimes being put in "Panthera" genus with the African/Asian Leopard, it cannot roar like the Big Cats and is not closely related to the much larger Leopard.
Snow Leopard cub
Snow Leopard cub
Snow Leopard cub
Snow Leopard cub