Video: Endangered snow leopard chases foreign tourists in Gulmarg

The five-member tourist group comprising of three women and two men along with a guide, have been in Gulmarg since January 31 and hail from Australia, Holland and the US.

Written by Sofi Ahsan | Srinagar | Updated: February 13, 2016 1:14 am
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An endangered snow leopard on Thursday chased a group of foreign tourists, while they were skiing in the snow-covered slopes of Gulmarg, Kashmir. A video of this encounter posted on Facebook by a member of the group has gone viral.

The five-member tourist group comprising of three women and two men along with a guide, has been in Gulmarg since January 31 and hails from Australia, Holland and the US.

WATCH: Spotted- Endangered Snow leopard In Gulmarg

An Australian resident, Owen Lansburry who is on a maiden visit to Kashmir, captured the moment. He described the experience as exciting and thrilling.

“I was skiing behind a friend when we saw the leopard and was very excited. The leopard was more frightened than I was. It was hiding in the snow and was watching us and waiting for a moment to run,” the 42-year-old tourist told The Indian Express.

Dave Marchi, the guide from the US who is associated with the travel agency Bills Trips, can be seen skiing in the video near the leopard.

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    geevis
    Feb 13, 2016 at 6:02 am
    Range of our wildlife is immense.But do we as a nation realise the treasure in the country? We seem to be busy cutting forest and creating a polluted mess in place of virgin forests.
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    freethinker
    Feb 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm
    Why are people allowed in a very endangered animals' habitat? There government has a moral duty to protect the environment and not promote the destruction of animal habitats. Snow leopards will not come into schools looking for food. They will die. Does any one know of any politician in India who is seriously interested in saving India's wild wonders'
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    shekhar
    Feb 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm
    What an unnecessary, exaggerated heading.....the snow leopard was not chasing any one in the video....it was accidentally encountered and the animal waited for a opening to run and ran away.
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