Species: Panthera uncia
IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable
Population Trend: decreasing
Distribution: Central Asia; Mongolia, China, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and Russia
Habitat: High up in rhododendron forests and above the tree line, living in caves in the rocky cliffs. Usually solitary.
Description: The leopard's thick fur is about 5cm long along the back - 10cm long underneath. The coat is a soft ashy-brown colour with black rosette markings.
Size: Body Length - 1.2 to 1.5m (4-5ft). Tail - 90cm (35.5ins). Weight: 25 - 75kg
Life-span: Approx. 20 years in captivity.
Food: Wild sheep and goats, deer, wild boar, small mammals and some birds.Read More: Appearance