Snow Leopard footage caught by Yak herder



Posted on 19 June 2013  | 
A young yak herder, Wangchuk, captured a footage of snow leopards with camera traps provided by the Bhutan Foundation and biologist Tshewang Wangchuk, also a National Geographic Waitt grantee.
 
The yak herder, Wangchuk, is a 24-year-old man who lives in the mountains of Tsharijathang valley near Shinjeyla Pass in Jigme Dorji National Park.
 
Residents in the area are primarily yak herders as the area is mostly above the tree line. In February 2013, when one of his yaks was killed, Wangchuk set up the cameras and got several hundred shots of a family of three snow leopards eating the yak.
 



 
 
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Snow Leopard at WCP
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