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RARE Footage Of A Wild Snow Leopard Playing With Her Cubs In The Forest

A hidden forest camera captured the very rare moment a mother snow leopard is playfighting with her adorable cub.

The heart-warming encounter, which was found by accident, shows the wild animals frolicking and wrestling around.

Scientists estimate that there around only around 4,000 snow leopards left in the wild.

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Scientists estimated there may only be between 3,920 and 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild around the world. China is thought to be home to more than half of them

Mostly found in the mountains of Central Asia, they are a Class A protected animal in China.

Mainly found in the rugged mountains of Central Asia, the specie is a Class A protected animal in China and recognised as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature

The images were taken on an infrared camera. Apparently, researchers stumbled across the footage by accident while changing the batteries in the camera.

On September 4, the park captured two rare snow leopards on an infrared camera, the first time such animals were spotted in the area. Local researchers said they accidentally stumbled across the footage last Thursday while changing the batteries for an infrared camera

This clip could suggest there is a family of snow leopards living in the area.

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In this file photo, a three-month-old snow leopard is seen at a zoo in the US. Scientists estimated there may only be between 3,920 and 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild+6

“It is unimaginable that there is such rich biodiversity in an area with frequent human activities. It also shows the harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife.”

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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