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Snow leopard mother with four cubs
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Just a nice story [Image: smile.png]

Quote:12 November 2019

Congratulations to WWF Mongolia and wildlife photographer for capturing images of this unique family.
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This picture was taken by a local wildlife photographer, explorer and tour guide Otgonbayar Baatargal



The snow leopard with four healthy looking cubs was noticed by Mongolian shepherds who co-operate with local WWF in an effort to study and protect the endangered cat. 
This brilliant image was taken by a team member of WWF Mongolia, who told The Siberian Times: ‘The mountain where we saw the four cubs is several hundred miles away from Mongolia’s border with Russia.
'The four cubs were observed from a safe distance as they played, slept and stretched under the sun while mother was away hunting.’
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Snow leopards normally bear one or two cubs, rarely three. Picture: WWF Mongolia



Another picture was taken by a local wildlife photographer, explorer and tour guide Otgonbayar Baatargal, who was lucky to catch the moment of the mother resting with the cubs.
Snow leopards normally bear one or two cubs, rarely three. 
To see a mother with four cubs, and to be able to watch them relaxing in natural habitat was a true gift, said specialists of Mongolian WWF. 
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Wildlife photographer, explorer and tour guide Otgonbayar Baatargal was lucky to catch the moment of the mother resting with the cubs. Pictures: [b]Otgonbayar Baatarga[/b]



This is the second confirmed case of a snow leopard having such a big litter.
The first one was recorded by WWF Mongolia’s photo traps in September 2016. 
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#2
Ahhh...  I want one! 

I will call him George, and I will kiss him, and love him, and squeeze him, and...   tinybiggrin




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