The Earth Times: Snow Leopard like a Snow Leopard

No matter how often they go out in the mountains, people never quite get it right about poo. The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), close cousin of the tiger, needs to be investigated, but carnivore faeces looks like carnivore faeces and the hair there is hard to ID. too. Now Genomics has replaced the traditional techniques with swift accurate checking on prey organisms and whether the snow leopard is responsible or not! Wasim Shehzad of Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble led a team in Mongolia on this ground-breaking expedition The southern Gobi desert contains the Tost Mountains where a snow leopard population is resident (there are between 800 to 1700 individuals throughout the whole of Mongolia, declining seriously.) To read the full article, click hereSnow Leopard like a Snow Leopard

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