Snow Leopard Visits Thoshi, Near Chitral Town

Submitted by Shams Uddin on Sat, 2008-01-26 13:57.
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Snow Leopard Visits Thoshi, Near Chitral Town

The endangered snow leopard, ['purdom' in Khowar language], visited the Thoshi game reserve due to heavy snow and severe cold weather. The beautiful wild cat is normally seen in the game reserve mostly in winter as it comes there for at least four days to one week. During this time he feasts on a wild goat or two. Many local people visit Thoshi to have a glimpse of the snow leopard. This time it stayed in the area for four days.

Markhoor, The PlayfulMarkhoor, The Playful

This playful Markhoor is friendly with people and sometimes keeps on awaiting for visitors to turn up, who hold him by the screwing big horns and play on the roadside at Thoshi, the wildlife sanctuary and the game reserve 25 minutes drive from Chitral town, where the worth of one trophy hunt is USD 52000. In winter the illusive snow leopard is also seen in the game reserve as it comes down near the riverbank chasing wild goats and Markhoor.

Please contact us at shams_booni@yahoo.com to know about the wildlife at Thoshi Game Reserves and Chtiral Gol National Park.


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Snow Leopard

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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Wed, 2010-02-24 20:14.

Snow Leopard visited Thoshi Game Reserve from Feb 21 to 28, 2010. He killed one markhor and two wild goats and stayed there on a big rock near the river bank. People from Chitral town along with their families visited the area to have a glimpse of the endangered specie. It is important to note that snow leopard has made it his schedule to visit Thoshi Game Reserve at any time within mid-Jan to Feb 25 every year when there is much snow on high altitude making it unbearably cold for the wild cat. Those interested in watching the endangered animal can please contact us. Thanks! Cool



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The Snow Leopard

Submitted by ehmad hasan on Mon, 2010-03-01 18:19.

It must have been a wonderful opportunity to watch the enigmatic creature prey and walk, but we missed it.I would be glad if some new images of the wonderful animal were shared with us.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Mon, 2010-03-01 21:29.

Well, I am trying to find some fresh pictures of the magestic creature. We have movies but they are much too heavy to be uploaded in weaker net connection like ours. Possibly a picture or two will be uploaded.



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