A snow leopard has been filmed in Tibet after eating a herdsman's sheep and becoming too full to run away

A rare wild snow leopard has been filmed in Tibet after it attacked a local herdsman's sheep.

The man said the animal was too full to jump out of the sheep's pen in Qiangtang Nature Reserve .

Staff at the forestry department said the leopard was about 1.3m long and 80-120 kg.

The snow leopard has been listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (ICUN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Note: The diet of the snow leopard varies across its range and with the time of year, and depends on prey availability. In the Himalayas, it preys mostly on bharals (Himalayan blue sheep), but in other mountain ranges, such as the Karakoram, Tian Shan, Altai and Tost Mountains of Mongolia, its main prey consists of Siberian ibex and argali, a type of wild sheep, although this has become rarer in some parts of the snow leopard's range.


Responses to "Rare Footage of Tibet Snow Leopard (Video)"

  1. If that is the leopard that ate the sheep, there is something wrong. I don't see any evidence of overeating, more looks like it is sick

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree, this one looks like it was either starving, ill, or maybe poisoned, it didn't look like it over ate. It did not look healthy. Snow leopards are beautiful animals, this one looked sad and skinny.

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