Snow Leopard

20 Dec

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


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


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.

02 Aug

Photo of the Day

Panthera/SLT (S. Manetti)

Our photo of the day features the 19th snow leopard collared through the Panthera-SLT study in Mongolia, who is estimated to be 6-8 years old!

Check back for updates on her activities & learn about Panthera's Snow Leopard Conservation Program.

Read answers to common questions about GPS collars, a critical research tool used to better conserve the Endangered snow leopard.

02 Aug

Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World Book Release with Contributions from Panthera’s Snow Leopard Scientists


On July 30th, the University Press of Colorado published a new book entitled Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World, featuring contributions from Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and Panthera’s Snow Leopard Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, based on their decades of snow leopard conservation research.

27 Jul

Panthera Featured on CBS 'This Morning' News Program - Saturday, July 28, 7am EST


Tune in to CBS This Morning news program Saturday at 7am EST to see coverage of Panthera's and SLT's first ever findings of snow leopard dens with mothers and cubs from our Mongolia project.

This Morning airs at 7am EST but check local listings for exact air times.

*Update: The CBS segment featuring Panthera’s snow leopard videos has been postponed. Check back with us for updates on the airing and thank you for your support!

12 Jul

Press Release: First Ever Videos Of Snow Leopard Mother And Cubs In Dens Recorded In Mongolia


Unprecedented Footage Provides Glimpse into the World of Young Snow Leopards

New York, NY - For the first time, the den sites of two female snow leopards and their cubs have been located in Mongolia's Tost Mountains, with the first known videos taken of a mother and cubs, located and recorded by scientists from Panthera, a wild cat conservation organization, and the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT).

Watch the videos and view a photo gallery.

26 Jun

Canon’s Short Film, ‘Man and Beast,’ Portrays the Life of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz


Canon recently released a short film entitled ‘Man and Beast’ that portrays the life of Panthera’s CEO and wild cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, including why he has devoted his career to saving the world’s wild cats. Produced with a new and technologically advanced Canon Cinema EOS camera, the ten minute beautifully shot film features a powerful depiction of Dr. Rabinowitz’s childhood, during which he was faced with a debilitating stutter and sought solace in speaking to animals, that also had no voice. The film then moves on to portray Dr. Rabinowitz’s young adult life when he dedicated his career to saving and giving a voice to animals.

Watch the film here.