Monday, February 20, 2006
The secretive snow leopards in western China have been caught on photographs thanks to a study funded by the Snow Leopard Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Society to find out how many snow leopards are left in China. Snow leopards are an endangered species. Only 3,500 snow leopards are left in the wild. For the study, 48 cameras are placed in the remote Tien Shan mountains near the China border. The cameras, which are triggered when a warm body moves past their built-in infra-red detector, remained in the mountains for about 14 weeks. So far, the study has been a success with more than 53 snow leopard photos taken.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 1:08 PM
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