Tuesday, 11 June 2019

VIDEO: Rare Snow Leopard Spotted in Northwest China

The Anxi Nature Reserve in North China’s Gansu province recently announced that a snow leopard has been spotted on the arid reserve.

This is an exciting development, as snow leopards have not been sighted there since the establishment of the reserve in 1987, more than 30 years ago.

The Anxi Nature Reserve and Lanzhou University partnered up in 2012 to set up a field observation team, who placed 62 infrared cameras at the site. When researchers collected the field data, the team found three separate instances of snow leopard sightings: on September 27, September 28 and November 17 of 2018. (It’s not clear whether the sightings were of one or more snow leopards).

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