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Mother and Baby Snow Leopards Caught on Film!

17 Jul

I normally shy away from blatant showcasing, but this is quite an exception.

There’s a reason snow leopards are called ghostly. They are elusive, shy creatures that inhabit some of the last great bastions against human encroachment. Mountain peaks and treacherous terrain coupled with the cat’s uncanny wariness and agility make photography difficult. Most of our encounters with wild animals has been the result of luck, patience, and determination.

Now, for the first time ever, scientists have captured both mother and cubs on film. I’ll say no more except that you should really, really go check this out. Here is the link to videos and photos, and here is the link to the official press release.

Snow leopards range from India to Russia and there are thought to be less than 7,000 individuals left in the wild.

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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Natural History

 

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