Big cat trapper Boone Smith and his team in Afghanistan are searching for a snow leopard, the world's most elusive cat. Seeking out clues like tracks, scat, and scrape marks, the team is hot on the trail of this mysterious big cat.


This clip is from National Geographic's Big Cat Week episode "Snow Leopard of Afghanistan." Big Cat Week is part of the Big Cats Initiative. To learn more, visit the Big Cats Initiative website.

  1. How is global warming affecting snow leopards?

  2. What clues does Boone look for to tell him that snow leopards are in the area?

  3. Why is it challenging to track snow leopards?

  4. Why is it bad to find fresh scat?