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| Last Updated:: 12/03/2018

Up to 30 snow leopards in Kibber wildlife sanctuary of Spiti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shimla: As the snow leopard population across the world dwindles, tribal Lahaul-Spiti district offers a ray of hope with a forest guard capturing images of a snow leopard having two cubs. This suggests an increase in their population. There are 25 to 30 snow leopards in Kibber wildlife sanctuary of Spiti.

 

 

The snow leopard, state animal of Himachal Pradesh, has been listed as vulnerable on the International Union For Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened species, because its global population is estimated to be less than 10,000 mature individuals. Also, a 10% decline has been predicted in th