The Snow Leopard of the Himalayas is classified Endangered. There are only 4000-7000 left in the world. Hunting and the decline of it’s prey are the main threats and increasingly, man as climbers will often leave gear on the mountains which can injure the animals.
Snow Leopards live at between 3000-5400 metres. Thick fur on the soles of their feet insulate against the cold and they also have enlarged nasal cavities to help breathe at high altitude.