Rare and majestic Mongolian snow leopards in stunning photos

snow leopard mouth open intro photo

Credit: Christian Sperka

Will cash bonuses bestowed on towns prevent the poaching of the beautiful, majestic, and critically endangered snow leopard?

Though numbers are still dropping, this is just one innovative way Panthera is trying to keep this cat prowling the planet.

The conservation organization is also using methods ranging from fighting hunting bills to GPS collars, livestock vaccines, and camera traps -- which caught several of the stunning photos here.

up close and personal with rare mongolian snow leopards
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