Fading Footprints



Posted on 29 September 2011  | 
An expert at navigating the steep and rocky apline regions of the Eastern Himalayas, the elusive snow leopard (Panthera uncia), with its smokey-grey fur and dotted rosettes, can still be spotted in part of Bhutan, India, and Nepal at elevations as high as 5,500.

Snow leopard numbers are estimated at between 4,000-6,500 throughout 12 countries in Central and South Asia. However, due to the secretive nature of the species, it is difficult to obtain accurate figures...
Snow Leopards of the eastern Himalayas
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