New sanctuary in Kyrgyzstan welcomes snow leopards

A new wild animal rehabilitation center that has opened in Kyrgyzstan is hoping to reverse the damage climate change has done to the country's population of snow leopards. Often dubbed the "Switzerland of Central Asia," Kyrgyzstan's colossal mountains provided the perfect setting for snow leopards, but due to poaching, their numbers have fallen in recent years.

Oct 26, 2021, 17:54 PM IST