[Information below from BBC. Find out more from the Snow Leopard Trust.]
Snow leopards inhabit Central Asia from Afghanistan to Lake Baikal and eastern Tibet.
Snow leopards can live for up to 21 years.
Snow leopards mate between December and March and after 98-104 days of gestation, females give birth to one to five cubs (usually two or three). The cubs stay with their mothers for at least a year.
Snow leopards cannot roar which helps to separate them from the big cats.
Prey is either stalked or ambushed.
They have been recorded living in mountain steppes and coniferous forest scrub at altitudes from 2000-6000m.