Panthera's Snow Leopard Scientist Approaches Den With Camera

Orjan Johansson, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Field Scientist and Ph.D. student, approaches a snow leopard den using a camera fixed to an extended pole. He was about to film the first known video of a snow leopard mother and cub in a natal den in Mongolia's Tost Mountains all while filming from a safe distance.

Because of the snow leopard’s secretive and elusive nature, coupled with the extreme and treacherous
landscape which they inhabit, dens have been extremely difficult to locate. This is a tremendous
discovery and provides invaluable insight into the life story of the snow leopard.

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Learn more about these snow leopards in Panthera's press release -
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