This information comes from "National Geographic 07, 2020"
For millennia, snow leopards have haunted some of Central Asia's most forbidding terrain--soaring cliffs, plunging gorges, high deserts. Here, thin air, deep snow, and subfreezing temperatures have allowed these obscure cats to elude the human gaze and disappear into the landscape like phantoms.
A female watches over one of her two cubs in Sanjiangyuam National Park on the Tibetan plateau in China"s Quinghai Province. The snow leopard's range spans roughly 800,000 square miles across 12 countries in some of the world's most rugged terrain, making it very difficult to study the species as a whole.