First ever quadruplets have been captured in Mongolia
a snow leopard gives birth to quadruplets, four cubs at a time
WWF-Mongolia has proven that a snow leopard gives birth to quadruplets, four cubs at a time! The snow leopard along with her cute quadruplets were captured several times in camera traps deployed between August and September of 2016 in Baatarkhairkhan Mountain, in Khovd aimag, Mongolia. In previous surveys conducted by WWF-Mongolia in 2011-2015, snow leopards that have only one cub, twins or triplets were found.
Automatic camera becomes an important research tool to study the elusive and secretive snow leopard, because they catch images of individuals inhabiting the specific area, where the cameras are placed, and provide important data on the species movements. Therefore, specialists and officers from WWF-Mongolia have been successfully continuing the studies from automatic cameras placed on mountains since 2011.