Rare encounter as elusive snow leopard runs across motorist’s path in China

Rare encounter as elusive snow leopard runs across motorist's path in china

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A motorist encountered a rare snow leopard in southwest China. A man surnamed Zhou recorded a snow leopard running along a road in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, on September 28. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an estimated 4,080-6,590 snow leopards are left in the wild, and they are listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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In This Story: Tibet

Tibet is a region in East Asia covering much of the Tibetan Plateau spanning about 2,500,000 km2. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Tamang, Qiang, Sherpa and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people.

Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 4,380 m (14,000 ft). Located in the Himalayas, the highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain, rising 8,848.86 m (29,032 ft) above sea level.

The Tibetan Empire emerged in the 7th century. At its height in the 9th century, the Tibetan Empire extended far beyond the Tibetan Plateau, from Central Asian’s Tarim Basin and the Pamirs in the west to Yunnan and Bengal in the southeast.

The region declared its independence in 1913 and maintained its autonomy until 1951. Today, China governs western and central Tibet as the Tibet Autonomous Region while the eastern areas are now mostly ethnic autonomous prefectures within Sichuan, Qinghai and other neighbouring provinces.

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