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Caught on camera - entire family of snow leopards

By The Siberian Times reported
29 April 2016

Male, female and two cubs spotted in Ak Cholushpa Nature Park in Altai Republic.

'The results are impressive. We have sighted at least four snow leopards living in the nature park.' Picture: Ak Cholushpa Nature Reserve

The endangered cats plainly feel happy in their natural habitat but snow leopards were spotted here for the first time from footprints only as recently as March 2015.

Senior wildlife official Alyona Maikova said: 'Our inspectors have been using camera traps in their work for just a little more than one year, but the results are impressive. We have sighted at least four snow leopards living in the nature park.'

Snow leopards in Ak Cholushpa


Snow leopards in Ak Cholushpa


Snow leopards in Ak Cholushpa


Snow leopards in Ak Cholushpa


Snow leopards in Ak Cholushpa

The endangered cats plainly feel happy in their natural habitat but snow leopards were spotted here for the first time. Pictures: Ak Cholushpa Nature Reserve

She described the pictures of the two adults and two cubs as 'just amazing'. The images were made as part of a census of a species believed to have no more than 2,500 adults in the wild capable of mating. 

The survey was initiated in 2016 by the WWF in the Siberian Republics of Altai and Buryatia. The snow leopard is on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

The unique footage is seen as a sign of the recovery of the species. 

Comments (8)

Beautiful .....
A P Mohanty, Hyderabad, India
17/06/2016 22:25
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Three snow leopard cubs were born In the Finnish zoo Korkeasaari in 2012:
https://youtu.be/MxKYrlGe4go
https://youtu.be/Ko88YPrsmDw
https://youtu.be/z4jfjf-9LNA
Tarja, Espoo, Finland
03/05/2016 00:48
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Thanks for the pictures of these remarkable creatures, and hats off for the people who provided them. It's also good to hear that efforts are being made to save and protect these cats from extinction, and work towards creating a viable population.
Simon Robinson, Blackburn, England
02/05/2016 22:13
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Wow.....What beautiful animals....The tails are amazing. I have never saw one until now...just gorgeous.....
Horsesrunwild, USA/USA
01/05/2016 04:07
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I agree with everyone's comments. Thank you for sharing this wonderful glimpse into the real world of these magnificent animals. Now, it will be fun to see if they seem to figure out they are on camera.....:-). As Basabi says, and I agree, let's please watch them carefully from a distance and let them be themselves (wild and free and safe from humans).
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
30/04/2016 17:56
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Please leave them to themselves for the sake of their survival.
Basabi Banerjee, Durgapur, India
30/04/2016 14:52
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Ils sont MAGNIFIQUES !!!!!!!......BRAVO pour cette vidéo!

CONGRATULATION ! ..........Please PROTECT them...
( Very wonderful big cat with fluffy fur and very long tail ! )
Jocelyne, FRANCE
30/04/2016 00:55
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cool alsome
cherish, Mason City, IA
29/04/2016 23:25
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