With great sadness, we report that Shonkhor, a snow leopard we have been following since April, 2009 in our long-term ecological study, has passed away. His last GPS update in early August indicated something was wrong, and our field staff rushed to the scene. While it appears Shonkhor died of natural causes, we have sent a veterinarian to investigate further. We hope to have more information soon.
Shonkhor was a cat that you could symbolically adopt through our Snow Leopard Adoption program. We will be removing his name soon, and encourage those interested to make an adoption in memory of Shokhor to help fund the study and protection of wild snow leopards like him.