The snow leopard “Goodwill” had died
They’ve found some parts of dried-up skin and bones thrown here and there.
To advance research on endangered snow leopards, WWF-Mongolia fitted two individuals with satellite collars in the Jargalantkhairkhan Mountain, Khovd province in fall 2016. One of them, named “Goodwill” had died. This was a strong, adult male snow leopard that weighed 45 kg. According to researchers, he was immobile during the period from 5th February to 16th March 2017, as located with geographical positioning device. A local herder was asked to check the place, but he failed to find. Later, WWF-Mongolia’s specialists found him with the help of collar antenna locator. They’ve found some parts of dried-up skin and bones thrown here and there. Satellite collar was found in that same place. There was no sign of hunting trap and no indication for the snow leopard of being poached either. Therefore, researchers assume that this was a natural death. This individual could have get a mortal injury during the fight with another male snow leopard in February, during the breeding season.