Setting the Perfect Trap

Setting the Perfect Trap

Boone Smith and his team in Afghanistan take advantage of snow leopard behaviour and set a trap, hoping to learn more about this special big cat.

Grades

6 - 12+

Subjects

Biology, Earth Science, Geography, Physical Geography

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5rw snow leopards

Big cat trapper Boone Smith and his team in Afghanistan set a trap, hoping to catch a snow leopard. It is estimated that there are no more than 200 snow leopards in all of Afghanistan. Scientists know little about them. By catching a snow leopard, Boone and his team hope to collar it with a radio tracker. Doing so will provide vital scientific information about these mysterious leopards.

This clip is from National Geographic's Big Cat Week episode "Snow Leopard of Afghanistan." Big Cat Week is part of the Big Cats Initiative. To learn more, visit the Big Cats Initiative website.

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National Geographic Society
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Samantha Zuhlke, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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