Snow leopards have long thick fur, and their base color varies from smoky gray to yellowish tan, with whitish underparts. Their paws are wide, which distributes their weight better for walking on snow.
They live between 3,000 and 5,500 metres above sea level in the rocky mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.
The total wild population of the snow leopard is estimated at 5000.
The Eurasian lynx is the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and the wolf, and the largest of the four lynx species.
It is recognized by its short body, long legs and large feet. The ears have a characteristic black tuft at the tip while the paws have sharp retractile claws.
Whereas the minimum number from different populations (all summed up at their lowest ebb) for the whole of Europe once was approximately 700, today about 7,000 to 8,000 individuals survive