Why Adopt

Snow Leopard Resting
Adopt: The Kangchenjunga snow leopards
Species: Snow leopard
Location: Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal.

About the Kangchenjunga snow leopards: Snow leopards are elusive big cats that live among the steep mountainous areas of Central Asia. They are happy at high altitudes such as 3,000 to 4,500 metres although the snow leopards at Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas have been observed as high as 5,500 metres.

It is estimated that there are approximately 6,000 snow leopards left in wild which are spread across 12 countries in Central Asia. Unfortunately, the numbers of snow leopards in the wild are steadily falling, in large part due to the destruction of their natural habitat. In the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area it is believed that there are only 10 snow leopards left. However, the evidence of tiny snow leopard paw prints suggests that there is at least one breeding pair in the Himalayas.

You can help protect falling snow leopard numbers in Nepal by adopting a WWF snow leopard. The donation money will go towards establishing and maintaining anti-poaching patrols, working with local communities to reduce human/snow leopard conflicts, and programs aimed at increasing levels of wild prey for snow leopards.