How many years has the leopard lived and where exactly does it live in Kazakhstan?

It was always difficult to keep count of snow leopards around these mountains. They’re not desert onagers, which can be clearly seen from a far. Annual records conducted by zoologist have always given rough estimates. Could you image keeping count of stealthy beast, perfectly concealing itself in its surroundings? How else could it hunt on bare slopes? It only takes leopard to lie down on a rock, to blend among stones or dry grass.