Snow leopards are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. The poaching, destruction of habitat, and killing by herders, are contributing factors to the decline and endangerment of snow leopards.
King Cheetah | This unusual looking cheetah, also known as Cooper's Cheetah, was once thought to be a separate sub-species. But it is actually an African Cheetah exhibiting a rare fur pattern mutation. A recessive gene must be inherited from both parents in order for this "blotchy" pattern to appear.