Rare Chinese Mountain Cat
Posted on September 30, 2007 Comments (7)
Rare Chinese Cat Captured on Film
Triggered by body heat, a remote camera recently captured this image of the elusive Chinese mountain cat at about 12,300 feet (3,750 meters) on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in China’s Sichuan Province. A total of eight images of the feline represent the first time the mountain cat has been photographed in the wild, said Jim Sanderson, a cat specialist with the Wildlife Conservation Network who led the team that snapped the rare shots. A paper about the cat will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Science.
“There’s no interest in its conservation because it’s poorly known, but now perhaps this will change.”
I am biased by my love of cats but I hope this helps conservation efforts.
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