Long-Endangered Snow Leopard Upgraded to ‘Vulnerable’ Status

The elusive snow leopards, long considered an endangered species, has been upgraded to ‘vulnerable’. But experts warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.

The animals still face serious challenges including poaching and loss of prey in their high Himalayan habitat. Using improved methods for counting cat numbers, experts now estimate there are about 4,000 snow leopards in the wild.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Snow leopards had been listed as endangered since 1972.
Source- The Guardian

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