Out Of Nowhere, They Suddenly Saw A Snow Leopard As They Were Skiing Off-Piste

Andrea A.
5/3/2016

These skiers aren't likely to forget what they came acrosson their last ski trip. Last weekend, when they went off-piste near the Gulmarg resort in India, a group of Aussie skiers came up, close and personal with a snow leopard.The extremely discreet feline camouflaged into the snow when the Australian tourists spotted her. Owen Lansbury, one of the skiers, had been wearing a GoPro on his ski helmet and captured the entire thing.

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He told theIndia Times:

I stopped just as it huddled in the snow, where it stayed for about a minute checking us out. It then let out a solid roar and bounded away down the slope towards Dave, but scooted off into the forest... Pretty amazing experience!

The video of this exceptional sighting has quickly gone viral, with already 400,000 views in the four days since it was published.

The snow leopard, also known as uncia,is an endangered species, and considering the feline's predominantlysolitary existence, they are hardly ever seen.

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Source : @LesFélins.com

Often poachedfor their beautiful coats, it is now estimated that there areless than 7,000 wild snow leopards in the wild. Their elusive nature has given them the nickname "Ghosts of the Mountain", and they are mainly found in Central Asia and Siberia.

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Source : @Alphacoders

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