Snow leopard spotted in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district

Shimla,Sep 8 : Snow leopard was spotted in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, the footage of elusive snow  leopards were captured in the remote areas of Lippa Asrang,  signifying that there is plenty of prey for the wild cats.

Lippa-Asra wildlife sanctuary in Kinnaur district is located at a height of around 4,000 metres while snow leopards are usually found between 9,800 and 17,000 feet in high and rugged terrain.

The picture was taken by a trap camera installed by wildlife department of the HP Forest Department signifying an increase in the population of the species.

The state forest department had installed cameras at eight sites in the sanctuary in the month of May this year after inputs from shepherds and villagers.

Earlier there were reports that camera  also captured two brown bears at the altitude of about 3,200metres.

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