Australian skiers in Kashmir got a lot more adventure than they bargained for when they spotted a legendary Snow Leonard, almost hidden in the snow.
It’s estimated that there are only about 4000 snow leopards left in the world, due to loss of habitat and poaching. About 500 of them are in India’s high elevations. Part of why they have survived until now is because they are so wary of people – many biologists trying to track them have never seen one.
It’s a mystery why this one would be so close to a ski run.