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  1. Unlike many other big cats, snow leopards are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been a verified snow leopard attack on a human being.

  2. Natural enemies of markhor are lynx, snow leopard, wolf and black bear.

  3. Bengal cat is best known by its soft, silky coat that can be speckled (tri-colored rosettes) or marbled (randomly arranged horizontal stripes). Coat can be golden-brown, grey, bluish, snow or black with dark, leopard-like spots and lines on the body and light-colored/white fur on the belly. Some Bengal cats have iridescent coat that sparkles in the sunlight.

  4. Afghan Hound was used for hunting of deer, wild goats, gazelles, wild boars, hares, wolves, snow leopards and falcons in the past. Unlike their ancestors, modern Afghan Hounds are much slower and rarely used for hunting.

  5. Natural enemies of Himalayan tahrs are snow leopards.

  6. Among the 8 species of big cats aka 'roaring cats', such as lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards, only the clouded and snow leopard purrs.

  7. Main predators of Siberian ibex are snow leopards, wolves, brown bears, wild dogs, foxes and eagles.

  8. The Panther is not a large cat species. The word Panther describes cats from the Panthera genus. These cats include Tigers, Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, and Snow Leopards. Most large cats described as Panthers are really Leopards or Jaguars.

  9. Due to their large size, panda don"t have natural enemies. Only small cubs and old pandas can be potential meal of the snow leopard.

  10. Snow leopards can jump as far as 50 feet.

What are some fun facts about snow leopard?

Natural enemies of Himalayan snowcocks are golden eagles and snow leopards.

One- third of the world's population of snow leopards lives in Mongolia. The snow leopard is also native to Mongolia.

Main predators of adult sheep are wolves, leopards and snow leopards, while foxes, golden eagle and Lammergeyer prey on lambs.

In the 1982 film "Conan the Barbarian" the production crew used a drugged snow leopard in the orgy scene.

Four of the five species of the Panthera genus, the exception being the snow leopard, can hybridize with each other to produce numerous hybrids.

The Snow Leopard is actually more closely related to tigers than true leopards.

Even though snow leopards were downgraded recently from Endangered to Vulnerable, their population is still decreasing.

Four of the five species of the Panthera genus, the exception being the snow leopard, can hybridize with each other to produce numerous hybrids .

Snow leopards require enormous home ranges, about 80 square miles for males and around 48 square miles for females. This means a single adult male leopard must roam over an area larger than the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Snow leopards have been known to leap up to 50 feet. - fact check

Despite its name, the Snow Leopard is thought to have evolved alongside the Tiger rather then Leopards proper - fact check

The Snow Leopard is thought to have evolved alongside the Tiger rather then Leopards

A British man has raised over $200,000 for snow leopard conservation through selling a unique brand of vodka

Vlad Putin Once Traveled Into The Taiga To Rescue A Helpless Tigress — The President, Who Also Serves As Chairman of the Russian Geographical Society's Board of Trustees, Is Actively Engaged In The Protection Of Rare Species, Including The Amur Tiger, White Whale, Polar Bear, And Snow Leopard.

Snow leopards often carry their tails around in their mouths. Experts aren't sure why, but think it may be an instinct to protect their noses from frostbite, while others think it is to entertain themselves.