Saturday, January 28, 2023

Newborn snow leopard photographed

In a rare incident, experts at Parsian Wildlife Institute found a newborn snow cub at Golestan National Park on Jan 25.

“On the first day of a new round of camera installation project at the park aimed at assessing the population of Iranian leopards, surprisingly a lonely cub was hunted by cameras,” said Commander of District 2 of Golestan Park Hamed Abulghasemi.

“The cub was hidden by its mother therefore we left it for its mom to return,” he said.

Regarding mating season of leopards, the cub’s birth is a rare incident in winter. Cubs are usually cited during spring.



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