Habitat: Its homeland is the mountain steppe and coniferous forest scrub.
Reproduction: Snow leopard is able to breed at two to three years of age. The mating season begins between January and May. The heat period lasts for about 4-8 days. The litter size is usually one to four. The gestation period is 93-105 days. The blind young are born in spring or early summer in a well-hidden den lined with the mother's fur. The young become active by two months. Female usually breeds every alternate year.
Behaviour: The snow leopard is nocturnal. It leads a solitary life except mating time.
Life span: The life span is reported to be 15 years in captivity.