The curious cub, barely half a year old, seems to come out of nowhere, suddenly posing – and waiting – in front of our camera trap. The little kitten hesitates, turns… until finally, mom appears!
The video offers a rare glimpse into the secret lives of wild snow leopard mothers and their offspring.
Across the endangered cat’s range, there may be less than 4,000 snow leopards left. Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat Ertash State Nature Reserve, in the Central Tian Shan massive, is a stronghold for the species; providing a home to an estimated 20 to 25 adult snow leopards.
This research is carried out in partnership with the Kyrgyz State Agency for Environment Protection and Forestry, and generously supported by partners including Snow Leopard Vodka, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo and Partnership Funding by Fondation Segré, managed by Whitley Fund for Nature