Unfortunately, the snow leopard is classified as an endangered species, and is detrimentally affected by human expansion, illegal hunting, and habitat loss and fragmentation. Their global population is estimated to be around 5,000 to 6,000 individuals, although these numbers are not confirmed. Thankfully, there are multiple agencies, such the Snow Leopard Trust and the Snow Leopard Conservancy, dedicated to helping rehabilitate not only snow leopard’s numbers, but their natural habitats as well.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 13.8 L x 3.3 W x 4.09 H
- Size in inches: 5.43 L x 1.3 W x 1.61 H
- UPC: 095866237523
The snow leopard has been listed as endangered since 1986. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, the estimated population of this species in the wild is between 4,080 and 6,590. The main threats to snow leopards include habitat loss, prey base loss and poaching.