Archive for May, 2009

 

3 snow leopard cubs born in Darjeeling zoo to female rescued from Ladakh in 1997

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Raktima Bose It marks yet another success in breeding programme The 13-year-old female was rescued from Ladakh in 1997 The gender could not be ascertained as the cubs are with their mother in a separate area Kolkata: News of the birth of three snow leopard cubs at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling […]

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Chinese expert: No decision to release snow leopard into wild

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2009-05-13 13:20:46 GMT2009-05-13 21:20:46 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English LANZHOU, May 13 (Xinhua) — No decision has been made if a snow leopard captured in a northwestern Chinese village will be released into the wild, an animal researcher said Wednesday. The big cat wandered into a village at the foot of Qilian Mountain in Zhangye City, […]

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Aussie faced death filming cats in the clouds

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By Marianne Leitch for Foreign Correspondent http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/04/2559614.htm Posted Mon May 4, 2009 7:01am AEST Updated Mon May 4, 2009 10:19am AEST Snow leopard: like many other big cat species, snow leopards are endangered, due to pressures on their habitat and poaching. (Supplied: Snow Leopard Conservancy) A program to save snow leopards in the Indian Himalaya […]

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Saving the Snow Leopard

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Saving the Snow Leopard By Sharon Marshall With only an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild, conservation programs are necessarily enlisting the help of local communities to increase the species’ chances of survival. Founded in 1981, the International Snow Leopard Trust, which monitors the movements of the solitary cat in China, […]

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