Rare hidden camera captures a mother snow leopard teaching three cubs to hunt

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A Chinese nature reserve has released extraordinary footage which shows three snow leopard cubs learning survival skills from their mother in high mountains.

The six video clips, filmed by an infrared camera on two days, capture the baby animals following their mother through rough terrain 12,467 feet above sea level.

Experts - Camera - Animals - Time

Experts said it was extremely rare for a hidden camera to spot four of these endangered animals at the same time.

Sporting thick fur with a unique pattern of rosettes and spots, snow leopards live in cold high mountains of central and eastern Asia.

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There are about 4,000 of them remaining in the wild.

Their population is shrinking due to habitat loss, poaching and the impact of climate change, according WWF which ranks the species 'endangered'.

Footage - China - Wolong - National - Nature

The latest footage was released by China's Wolong National Nature Reserve through state broadcaster China Central Television Station today.

It was shot in the...
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