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Back from the snow leopard search in Russia

Scanning for snow leopard prey like wild goats and sheep in the Altai mountains, southern most part of Russia. Photo by Nancy Miller.

Seeing a snow leopard in the wild must be the ultimate experience for big cat lovers. Sadly it wasn’t to be for me, the animal remained as mystical and elusive as ever. But there were so many other exciting animals and experiences during this Biosphere Expeditions research trip in the remote Altai Mountains of southern Siberia that made it worthwhile.

I’m tired, have aching muscles and am covered in millions of mosquito bites, but – I would not have missed it for anything! Great work done by the team and Volodya (Vladimir Tytar) the Russian snow leopard researcher. You can read all about it in my Diary Seaching for Russia’s last snow leopards.

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