From Wildlife Extra:
Snow leopard photographed in India’s Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary for the first time
Snow leopard study in India
Very little specific information exists on the snow leopard distribution and population in India. Rough estimates put the population at 400-600 along the Himalayan region in India, and about 4080 – 6590 across the world (12 countries where it is found).
The snow leopard in Kugti WLS was sighted dragging its kill (a young ibex) by researchers – Neeraj Mahar and Sajid Idrisi, during a WTI survey in 2010 to help the Forest Department prepare an inventory of the area’s wildlife. It was recorded at an altitude of 3376 metres.
Permanent or temporary residents?
“While this opportunistic sighting by our team…
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