There is a rare animal in Central Asia known as «snow leopard» or «irbis». It also may be found in Tibet, Southern Siberia and Eastern Kazakhstan. It is a kind of big wild cat living in Asian rocky mountains.
Snow leopards are predators living on wild sheep, goats, hares and even yaks, if they find a stray one without its herd.
Usually snow leopards don’t behave themselves agressively to people, unless being wounded. These animals should be saved from extinction in order to preserve natural balance between herbivores and flora. And it is a beautiful animal by itself.
Snow leopard’s skin is very expensive, that is why there was time when the animal was close to extinction. Maybe, the fact that they prefer to live high up in the mountainous areas that are difficult of access helped them stay alive.