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Snow Leopard of Afghanistan

A Snow Leopard walking on snow.  This big cat lives in the mountains of Central Asia.

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Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous places on earth, is home to a population of endangered and elusive snow leopards. These big cats are under threat from poachers and farmers who fear the leopards are attacking livestock. But experts can't protect them without knowing more about them. Join the WCS and a team of experts, including big cat tracker Boone Smith, as they set out on a mission in the middle of a war zone: to find, capture and collar a snow leopard and release it back into the wild.