The snow leopard is related to the common leopard of Africa and Asia, but because its way of life and general appearance are so different it is regarded as a separate species.

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Image: Leopard (Snow) by Joseph Bylund

Infomation sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Panthera uncia [online], Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22732/0 [accessed 01/07/2015].

Snow Leopard Fact Sheet (2015), Population [online], Available from: http://www.snowleopard.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SnowLeopardFactSheet.pdf [accessed 01/07/2015].

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