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Chinese Mountain Cat Photographed

September 15, 2007
clipped from news.nationalgeographic.com

Rare Chinese Cat Captured on Film
Triggered by body heat, a remote camera recently captured this image of the elusive Chinese mountain cat at about 12,300 feet (3,750 meters) on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in China’s Sichuan Province.


A total of eight images of the feline represent the first time the mountain cat has been photographed in the wild, said Jim Sanderson, a cat specialist with the Wildlife Conservation Network who led the team that snapped the rare shots. A paper about the cat will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Science.

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  1. September 16, 2007 4:39 pm

    I love these sort of thing

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