The largest ever recorded seizure of illegal snow leopard pelts has just occured in China. Snow leopards are an endangered species as their pelts command a very high price in the fur market. In fact during the 1960s, the Snow Leopard’s total worldwide population went down to about 1,000 animals. It has since recovered slightly.
The 27 snow leopard pelts were seized from a black market trader. Police arrested the fur trader, after discovering the pelts, along with 104 bear skins and parts of clouded leopards and lynx. Police also found three snow leopard heads and two snow leopard skeletons in the raid.
Isn’t it horrible what some people do.