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  1. beautiful-wildlife:

The Twins by Chris Fischer
  2. 01, Sep 2014 24185 notes
  3. bedlamsbard:

earthlynation:

Snow Leopard

I like the one in the background that’s just staring at the leopard in the foreground like, “I cannot believe you are this stupid, Fred.”

    bedlamsbard:

    earthlynation:

    Snow Leopard

    I like the one in the background that’s just staring at the leopard in the foreground like, “I cannot believe you are this stupid, Fred.”

  4. 01, Sep 2014 351 notes
  5. anythingfeline:

    Momma Leopard with her 5 week old cubs - (photos by Jose Cortes III / Asia to Africa Safaris)

  6. 01, Sep 2014 683 notes
  7. libutron:

    The mythical ‘Grey Ghost’ in wild

    As you know, the Snow Leopard, Panthera uncia (Felidae), restricted to the high mountains of Central Asia, is regarded as an Endangered species. In 2008 the total estimated population was 4,080-6,590 specimens. In India, the Hemis High Altitude National Park that extends over 3,350 sq. km in the northernmost district of Ladakh, is considered a reserve with an estimated population of 200-600 snow leopards.

    Finding a snow leopard in the wild is often considered to be an absurd dream by most wildlife enthusiasts. Until very recently, the chance to encounter one in the wild even after extreme endeavor was decidedly uncertain. That was mainly due to the high degree of difficulty spotting them in their characteristic rocky terrain and their very low density of occurrence across their entire range.

    But that changed when relatively frequent sightings began to be reported in winter by villagers and scientists from the northern parts of Hemis High Altitude National Park.

    A survey in march 2014 covering 200 sq km of prime habitat revealed a very high concentration of 9 snow leopards and perhaps more significantly, the surveyed area is contiguous with a vast expanse of excellent habitat having very low anthropogenic pressure and relatively high prey density – surely home to a reasonable number of Snow Leopards.

    If you are a wildlife enthusiast and one of your dreams is to observe a snow leopard in the wild, check out this article that tells you how to make it happen. With luck, you could also find other amazing species of wildlife, such as the Bharal (Pseudois nayaur), the Pallas’ cat (Felis manul), the Tibetan argali (Ovis ammon hodgsoni), Himalayan marmots (Marmota bobak), Dholes (Cuon alpinus), and Pikas (Ochotona roylei).

    References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4] - [5]

    Photo credit: ©Fanus Weldhagen | [Top] - [Bottom]

    Locality: Hemis National Park, Ladakh, India (February, 2013)

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  9. radivs:

'Curious Cougar' by Sara Pezzoni | Facebook
Three cougar kittens, two females and one male, were orphaned in January 2014 after a hunter killed their mother in Eastern Oregon. They were rescued and raised by the Oregon Zoo until they were weaned and mature enough to be transferred to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC.

    radivs:

    'Curious Cougar' by Sara Pezzoni | Facebook

    Three cougar kittens, two females and one male, were orphaned in January 2014 after a hunter killed their mother in Eastern Oregon. They were rescued and raised by the Oregon Zoo until they were weaned and mature enough to be transferred to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC.

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  11. bigcatkingdom:

Taymir op duivenjacht Ouwehands IMG_0155 (by j.a.kok)

    bigcatkingdom:

    Taymir op duivenjacht Ouwehands IMG_0155 (by j.a.kok)

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  13. Kitty feet.

    Kitty feet.

  14. 30, Aug 2014 1 notes
  15. A day at the zoo by AleFletcher on Flickr.
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  17. bigcatkingdom:

Jaguarundi (by nicknack68)

    bigcatkingdom:

    Jaguarundi (by nicknack68)

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  21. big-catsss:

lion scaring vultures by Janet Hughes (London) on Flickr.
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  23. SharonSipple_20140622_5745 by SSipple on Flickr.
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