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Snow Leopards are fast runners, good swimmers and excellent climbers. They often hide their food in trees. The leopard's call sounds like a raspy cough, not a roar. Leopards live up to 21 years in captivity.
Anatomy: These graceful, medium-sized cats grow to be about
Snow Leopards have dark rosettes on a creamy white background, camouflaging them in the snow and rocks. Cubs are gray when they are born; there are 2-3 cubs in each litter.
Diet: These large cats are carnivores (meat-eaters) that hunt wild sheep, marmots, pikas, hares, birds, and other animals. Snow Leopards hunt mostly at dusk and at dawn; they are nocturnal.
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