Friday, July 29, 2011

Threatened Snow Leopards Found in Afghanistan

In a little good news from the endangered species front, it appears that snow leopards are thriving in some remote mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

No, we don't treat non-domestic species of cats here at Cat's Meow Veterinary Clinic, but I have a special fondness for these guys and other big cats anyway. You might have noticed the large print of a snow leopard in our waiting room (and which has sadly faded, but I can't bring myself to take it down just yet).

As humans multiply and wild lands become more and more "developed", there are fewer safe havens for large predators such as this. Let's hope that we have the sense to leave these guys' home turf untouched for the forseeable future.