There are about 10,000 mature snow leopards in the world.
The numbers could be higher or lower as the species is not easy to detect due to their distinct fur blending with the snow and they tend to live in those reaches of their mountain environments that are not easily accessible to humans.
For more relevant articles refer to the links given below:
- UPSC Environment and Ecology Questions
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- UPSC Environment and Ecology