National Geographic : 1943 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting by Walter A. Weber Snow Leopard, Mountain Climber of the Cat Family, Stalks His Prey at 13,000Feet inthe Himalayas But even Felis uncia makes concessions to the Tibetan blizzard; in winter he descends to 6,000 feet. There, sometimes, heistrapped, tothe delight of zoo directors. He is warmly clad; the padded tail is as bushy as a Persian cat's. Ibex and other wild goats andthe monal pheasant are his meat.