Snow leopards are elusive animals and are onerous to identify. It takes wildlife photographers and large cat fanatics a lot effort to get one shot of snow leopards.

Nevertheless, earlier this week, {a photograph} of a snow leopard, clicked by photographer Sascha Fonseca, went viral throughout social media.

The {photograph}, which was initially posted by Sascha Fonseca on his Instagram account on June 17, 2022, was additionally shared throughout social media platforms by others.

On Sunday, a Twitter person named Dhruva Jaishankar (@d_jaishankar) shared the image.

The tweet quickly went viral with over 1.2 lakh likes and over 12,000 retweets. Commenting on it, a Twitter person wrote, “What a stunning creature”. One other individual remarked, “So fierce, and but so cute”.

In India, snow leopards are discovered within the trans-Himalayan panorama of Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim.

As per the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are lower than 10,000 snow leopards on this planet which places them within the IUCN Crimson Listing’s “Susceptible” class.

In 2019, Prakash Javadekar, the then Union Minister for Surroundings, Forest and Local weather Change, launched a national-level protocol referred to as the Snow Leopard Inhabitants Evaluation in India (SPAI) that aimed to estimate the inhabitants of snow leopards in India.


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