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Snow Leopard’s Flehmen Response on Camera Trap Video — 8 Comments

  1. Such beautiful cats and ‘reading’ and leaving messages just like our domestic cats do.
    Walt and Jo always have a good ‘read’ if a strange cat has been in our garden and then leave a rude message in liquid saying ‘do not return’ lol

    • Hi Dee, the resources that I have state they don’t know in answer to your question. In one study, at one year of age cubs were still with their mother even though they were trained or were being trained to hunt. My guess is sometime after one year of age.

      One of the outstanding anatomical features of the snow leopard is the tail. It is very long and thick for balance on rocky 40 degree slopes. All climbing cats (tree and rock) have impressive tails.

  2. They are incredibly beautiful I’m pleased they at least stand more of a chance than most. Their tails are so thick and long as well does this help with balance if they are great climbers?

    • Where are you? 😉 The snow leopard is my favorite cat. You know what I love about them. They live in high plains and remote places and survive as far away from people as a cat can be. They still bump into people and have trouble with people but they probably have the best chance of survival of all the wild cat species because they live in an area that will always be unpopular for people.

        • I read that a well known film maker went to the high plains in the Himalayas to film the snow leopard. Three months later he hadn’t seen one! Despite having the best guide. The snow leopard has wisely learned to keep a good distance between itself and humans whenever possible.

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