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Once on Brink, Snow Leopards Making Roaring Return

Conservation efforts pay off in remote Afghanistan

(Newser) - In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on Earth. The leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen countries in Central and South... More »

Teens Threw Mansion Party, Stole $250K Leopard: Cops

Police bust 16 kids in 'frenzy of looting'

(Newser) - Sixteen suspects described as "kids of means" have been arrested after a wild party in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb where a $7 million mansion was trashed and partygoers made off with a bizarre assortment of loot—including a mounted snow leopard valued at $250,000. LA County Sheriff... More »

Chinese Duo Get 10 Years for Stoning Snow Leopard

Big Cat was attacking their sheep

(Newser) - A pair of Chinese herdsmen who trapped and stoned to death a rare snow leopard for attacking their sheep have been sentenced to up to ten years in prison. Wildlife officials estimate that only 4,000 snow leopards exist. They live in the rocky mountains in central and southern Asia.... More »

Near-Escapes Plague SF Zoo

Polar bear, snow leopard nearly got out since fatal mauling

(Newser) - Two animals have nearly escaped from enclosures at the San Francisco Zoo since a fatal mauling Dec. 25, the Chronicle reports. A 600-pound polar bear—whose movements are so unpredictable it's kept away from the zoo's other polar bears—tried to scale an enclosure wall Jan. 3; a 100-pound snow... More »

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