National Geographic Society Newsroom

Snow Leopards in the Wakhan Corridor

    A snow leopard in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo. Snow leopards inhabit the mountain ranges of Asia and rarely descend below 6,000 feet. They have luxurious fur that is highly regarded in the fur trade. Photo by James L. Amos, c. NGS. Good news about an endangered species: the Associated Press reports...

 

 

A snow leopard in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo. Snow leopards inhabit the mountain ranges of Asia and rarely descend below 6,000 feet. They have luxurious fur that is highly regarded in the fur trade. Photo by James L. Amos, c. NGS.

Good news about an endangered species: the Associated Press reports that snow leopards have been found at various locations throughout Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor. Conservationist George Schaller hopes to create a preserve for the big cats.

For all the latest science news, check out National Geographic Library’s twice-weekly news rundown, Earth Current and check out these Fast Facts about snow leopards.

About National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of the world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.