Rare Chinese Cat Captured on Film

Rare Chinese Cat Captured on Film
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A shot of a Chinese mountain cat crossing the Tibetan Plateau is among the first images ever taken of the feline in its natural habitat.

Cat specialist Jim Sanderson and a group of Tibetan assistants set the camera trap near the remote village of Rongrah after hearing reports of sighting by locals.

Amid photos of badgers and marmots, Sanderson's team eventually secured eight pictures of one of the world's least known felines, a feat he calls a reward for four years of effort.

"If there's one thing the cats have taught me," he said, "it's patience."

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—Photograph courtesy Jim Sanderson, Yin Yufeng, Drubgyal, and Ahcu
 
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