Chinese frontier guards have saved an injured
snow leopard that was trapped in a coal mine. Upon finding the leopard stuck in a drainage
tank, the guards sought help from their nearby animal husbandry department. With joint efforts, rescuers pulled the leopard
out of the water using a fishing net. One of the guards described how they found
the animal struggling in the water and described the brigade’s shock when they discovered it
was a leopard. According to experts, wild snow leopards rarely
appear at human residential areas. It is thought the animal may have wandered into the coal
mine for food.