Native to Central Asia, snow leopards have powerful legs that allow them to jump as much as 50 feet in length and 20 feet high. According to National Geographic, these animals use their long tails for balance when they land.
Snow leopards are small in comparison to other wild felines, which could help account for their jumping abilities. Their bodies measure 4 to 5 feet long and 36 inches in height, and they usually weigh between 60 to 120 pounds. Though small in size, these deadly predators can kill animals that are three times their own weight, preying often on the blue sheep of Tibet.