Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda has again posted about a wild animal on Twitter; this time, it’s a stunning video of a snow leopard. He took to the social media platform on Wednesday, November 23, to share the footage of a leopard from Asia’s Karakoram range. The video shows a lone snow leopard in snowy surroundings.
The 44-second video shows the leopard in its natural habitat, relaxing and posing for photos. The IFS officer has credited the clip to World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Since being posted on Wednesday, it has been viewed more than 26,000 times and received over 2,300 likes.
“The elusive snow leopard during snow fall… At Karakoram Range,” the IFS officer said in his tweet.
The attached video starts with an extreme close-up of the big cat, which is seen relaxing atop a rock. The clip also has a top shot showing the snow leopard’s full view.
After some time, as the video progresses, the animal is also seen growling and getting in attack stance.
The elusive snow leopard during snow fall…
At Karakoram Range.
— Susanta Nanda (@susantananda3) November 23, 2022
The clip has amazed Twitter users, who posted a barrage of comments.
“Anything more gorgeous than him? One of God’s wonders!” one user tweeted. “For the first time I found this one looking Royal, detached and Happy at the same time,” said another.
“Majestic…elusive yet powerful,” a third user commented.
These spotted leopards live in the mountains across a vast range of Asia. They are insulated by thick hair—in shades of grey or creamy yellow and covered with greyish-black spots—and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes.
Snow leopards have powerful legs and are excellent jumpers, able to leap as far as 50 feet. These big cats use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill. They are shy and reclusive and rarely seen in the wild.
Snow leopards live across a vast area in northern and central Asia’s high mountains, including the Himalayan region. In the Himalayas, snow leopards live in high alpine areas, mainly above the tree line and up to 18,000 feet in elevation.
Its round, short ears reduce heat loss, and the wide, short nasal cavity warms the air before it reaches the cat’s lungs. The cat has robust and short front limbs and longer hindlimbs. They help launch the cat up to 30 feet (10 meters) in one leap!
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