Although snow leopards are not big they are pretty sporty. They possess superstrong legs which allow them to leap as far a distance as 50 feet horizontally. Snow leopards can afford to jump 50 feet in an icy cold habitat for their fur-covered feet are well insulated by dense hair. They make one of the longest, most powerful leapers of big cats.
Snow leopards weigh only 60 – 120 pounds which is why they are able to jump 50 feet. Tigers, on the other hand, can leap no more than 30 feet precisely due to their heavy weight. Snow leopards use their long tails in balancing while leaping across.