Snow leopard spotted on Genie Holy Mountain for the first time

A snow leopard was spotted eating a goat near a trail on Genie Holy Mountain in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The leopard retreated immediately after noticing the villager nearby. The villager set up his phone on a tree and left the area, hoping to capture footage of the animal.

Fortunately, he did, and it marks the first time a snow leopard has been seen and recorded in the region. Watch the first video to meet the big cat. 


The snow leopard is a large cat that lives in mountain ranges. They are often found in high-altitude places near the snow line, hence it's hard to trace their behavior. 

With their population in Sichuan increasing in recent years, more footage has been recorded by local villagers.


(Cover images via VCG)

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