The Snow Leopard’s fur color varies from white to a dirty white to grey. It can also be a tan or a cream color and even have a golden hue. The fur is speckled in spots also called rosettes which are dark charcoal grey to black in color.
As an opportunist, the Snow Leopard has a widely variable diet which consists of prey animals as small as a marmot or a woolly hare to larger prey like that of bharal also called Blue Sheep, Siberian ibex, argali, markhor, or the Himalayan tahr.
The Snow Leopard species faces many threats to its survival, including habitat loss or disruption, poaching, reduction in wild prey, disease, climate change, military conflict, and by-catch snaring or poisoning.