snow leopard in mongolia - Snow leopards are highly elusive and exact numbers are difficult to determine. Camera traps allow scientists to estimate numbers and determine travel routes and follow prey species.
The Outside Story: “Return of the Missing Lynx” by Susan Shea. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “In the northern forest of New England, a big gray cat crouches silently in a dense thicket of fir along a snowshoe hare run. Its pointed ears, topped with long tufts of black hair, twitch as it listens intently. The cat’s face is framed by a fur ruff and its yellow-green eyes are alert for movement…”