Rare Snow Leopard Footage from Mongolia

There may be as few as 5000 snow leopards left in world. Photo courtesy SLCF/SLT

Rare footage of wild snow leopards taken in the Tost mountain range in Mongolia’s South Gobi province shows a vibrant population of these endangered cats – including a mother with three cubs. Click the image or read the whole post for video footage.

Post submitted by Matthias Fiechter.

The Tost mountains are home to more than a dozen snow leopards. These cats are part of what may be the most studied snow leopard population in the world. The area has been the focal point of the Snow Leopard Trust’s pioneering long-term ecological study since 2008.

There may be as few as 5000 snow leopards left in world. Photo courtesy SLCF/SLT

Thanks to research tools such as GPS collars and remote-sensor research cameras, Trust scientists have been able to observe Tost’s snow leopard population in unprecedented ways. They’ve found wild cubs in their dens. They’ve tracked and photographed cats as they migrated to neighboring mountain ranges across the steppe, and they’ve revealed fascinating population dynamics.

Two young cubs, most likely born in the spring of 2014. Photo courtesy SLCF / SLT

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