Snow leopards have preference for broken terrain cliffs, rocky outcrops and ravines as such hatates provide excellent cover and allow them to stalk and sneak up on their prey.
Snow leopards do not stick to one location and they keep moving across different ranges to hunt and mark their territories to prevent the entry of rivals. Snow leopards travel along ridge lines and cliff bases, and choose bedding sites with good views over the surrounding terrain.
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