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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Snow Leopards on Everest

Recent sightings of endangered snow leopards on the slopes of Mount Everest in Nepal have given conservationists something to cheer about. Sightings that occurred during an October 2004 field study mark the first confirmed spottings of the elusive predator in 40 years.

In contrast to other threatened species that are being crowded out of their natural habitats, snow leopards appear to be expanding their range into harsh, remote regions such as the Himalayas, where they are fairly safe from human interference.

Source: CNN.com