Locals say this proves the efforts in conserving the ecological environment in the past two decades has been a success.
The leopards’ casual tussle excited scientists extremely. It was the first time that snow leopards had been captured on the eastern end of the Qilian Mountains by camera in the farm of Northwest China’s Qinghai Province.
Snow leopards captured by an infrared camera in Qilian Mountains in September 2020.
“Some local residents over 60 years old said they heard there were snow leopards here, but nobody had ever seen them,” Zhao Changhong, director of Beishan Forest Farm, said.
As the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecosystem’s flagship species, snow leopards’ existence could dictate how healthy the local ecosystem is.
People say that…