Snow Leopard

29 Apr

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

Enjoy our photo of the day of a gorgeous snow leopard and sunset on India’s Kharlung Mountain Ridge. Learn how Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter, captured this image and more in National Geographic's "Searching for the Snow Leopard" video narrated by Steve.

Learn more about Panthera’s Snow Leopard Conservation Program.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

03 Apr

Photo of the Day

Snow Leopard Foundation- Pakistan

Our photo of the day shows a carefully camouflaged snow leopard in Khunjerab National Park, within the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Panthera, in partnership with the Snow Leopard Foundation of Pakistan, Snow Leopard Trust, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences is carrying out a camera trap survey in the region to assess snow leopard numbers, behavior, interactions with local communities and more. Learn more about Panthera's work to protect Snow Leopards in Pakistan.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

12 Mar

Alaska Nature Cruise with Panthera's Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy

Panthera

Snow Leopards in Alaska? Well, no... but this summer, Panthera’s fans are invited to join Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, for an exclusive nature cruise of Southeast Alaska on board the luxury yacht M/V Sikumi!

24 Jan

Extreme Wildlife Radio Interview with Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy

Panthera

Earlier this week, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, was interviewed on Extreme Wildlife Radio – an online, Texas-based radio program that highlights the state of some of the world’s most endangered species.

Listen to Dr. McCarthy’s interview below to learn about the state of the elusive snow leopard, the main threats to the species’ survival, what is being done today by Panthera to conserve the snow leopard, snow leopard is found, what it’s primary prey base is, the snow leopard’s unique characteristics compared to other wild cats, and other facts about ‘Asia’s Mountain Ghost.’

08 Jan

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

Our photo of the day is a camera trap photo of a snow leopard with a beautiful view of the Kharlung Mountain Ridge in India. Although snow leopards live in harsh conditions, they are well adapted to their environment. Their small rounded ears, for example, minimize heat loss.

Learn more neat facts about the snow leopard and how Panthera is working to conserve this magnificent species through the Snow Leopard Conservation Program.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

20 Dec

‘Tis the Season for Snow Leopard Cubs – A Video from the Field

Panthera

Known as the ‘Roof of the World,’ the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan are situated at the intersection of several of Asia’s greatest mountain ranges, and fittingly may represent some of the richest habitat for ‘Asia’s Mountain Ghost’ – the elusive snow leopard.

Today, as many as 300 of the remaining 3,500-7,000 wild snow leopards are thought to live in the Tajik Pamirs – an area which provides a potentially critical link between the southern and northern regions of the snow leopard’s range, and may serve as a vital genetic corridor for the species.

12 Dec

Photo of the Day

Shan Shui

A snow leopard scent-marking in the snow, China’s Qinghai province.

Learn more about Panthera’s Snow Leopard Conservation Program.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

15 Nov

Photo of the Day

Panthera/SLT

Our photo of the day is a camera trap photo of Aztai, a male snow leopard, monitored through the Panthera/Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) research study in Mongolia's Tost Mountains. This project is the first long-term study of the species through which our scientists are using GPS collars & camera traps to learn about snow leopard populations, home ranges & more.

Learn more about Panthera's Snow Leopard Program.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

01 Nov

Photo of the Day

Snow Leopard Foundation-Pakistan

Our photo of the day shows a beautiful snow leopard inspecting a camera trap in Khunjerab National Park, within the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Panthera, in partnership with the Snow Leopard Foundation of Pakistan, Snow Leopard Trust, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences is carrying out a camera trap survey in the region to assess snow leopard numbers, behavior, interactions with local communities and more.

Click here to learn more.

13 Aug

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

Our photo of the day shows a snow leopard walking in the mountains of Ladakh, India. This image, taken with a camera trap set by Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, captures the stealth of this big cat. With their camouflaged pelts and elusive nature, snow leopards are known to locals as mountain ghosts - rarely seen phantoms that are often only identifiable by their tracks frozen in the snow.

Learn more about the snow leopard.

Learn more about Panthera's Snow Leopard Program.