(Courtesy of Wildnet.org)
In a major scientific breakthrough, a team of researchers have discovered that there are three subspecies of the snow leopard, rather than a single “monotypic” species as previously believed. The elusive snow leopard inhabits a vast area of 1.6 million square kilometers (160 hectares) across multiple countries in Central and South Asia. Despite its enormous home range, snow leopard populations have taken a serious hit due to threats like hunting and poaching, and today only 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards are estimated to remain.
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