2021-04-16

Three snow leopards in the same frame were photographed on Altun Mountain in Bazhou, Xinjiang for two consecutive years

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China News Service, Urumqi, April 16 (Wang Xiaojun, Liu Yushan, Xu Junquan) The staff of the Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang were surprised to find that they were in Qiman at an altitude of 4,050 meters while collating the images recovered by infrared cameras on the 14th. In the Tag Mountain range, an infrared camera captured three snow leopards in the same frame for two consecutive years. Through research and comparison, the three snow leopards that have been “appeared” for two consecutive years are the same group of snow leopard mothers and children.

Three snow leopards in the same frame were photographed on Altun Mountain in Bazhou, Xinjiang for two consecutive years

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p >The Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang has adopted 24-hour shifts to patrol the protected area. Provided by the Administration of Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang.

Xu Junquan, a monitor from the Plateau Ecological Environment and Nature Conservation Research Office of Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang, introduced that during our continuous detection of snow leopards, we captured three large and two small ones for two consecutive years. A picture of a snow leopard in the same frame. In 2019, we photographed these 3 snow leopards. The big snow leopard took 2 small snow leopards to patrol its territory. At the beginning of 2020, we photographed these 3 snow leopards again, and they used the ground to identify their own. territory. At the same time, we also photographed a large number of rock sheep around it.

Xu Junquan said: “First of all, snow leopards have their own fixed patrol route; secondly, we can find from the comparison of their body patches that the snow leopards photographed in the past two years are the same group of snow leopards. Judging from the comparison of the snow leopards in 2019 and the first half of 2021, the little snow leopard’s body is more robust, so we can conclude that the living conditions of the snow leopards in the reserve are very good.”

Three snow leopards in the same frame were photographed on Altun Mountain in Bazhou, Xinjiang for two consecutive years(1)

Increase measures for the Altyn Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang , Let more national-level protected animals walk freely and boldly in this natural paradise. Provided by the Administration of Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang.

In recent years, the Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve in Bazhou, Xinjiang has taken measures to increase patrols in 24-hour shifts, increase scientific and technological management methods, prohibit grazing, control access, and increase publicity and education. It has greatly improved the ecological environment of the Altun Mountain Nature Reserve, allowing more national-level protected animals to walk freely and boldly in this natural paradise.

Gong Junsheng, member of the party committee and deputy director of the Altunshan National Nature Reserve Administration of Bazhou, Xinjiang, introduced: “This year we also arranged 8 patrols and 4 scientific research expeditions. We will follow up with the project In order to guide, manage, protect and patrol as the foundation, and scientific research and monitoring as the means, we will continue to do a good job in the protection of wild animals and plants.”