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Russian Snow Leopard Kittens Caught on Camera

A mother snow leopard and her two kittens were recently caught on camera at the Altai Nature Reserve in western Siberia — with one of the curious kittens even knocking the camera over.

Ecologists say that such high-quality footage of snow leopard kittens in the wild has never been captured before.

Just 65 of these endangered and extremely secretive animals live in Russia, or about 2% of the global population.

Russia's snow leopard population is protected by the government in both the Sayano-Shushenskiy and Altai reserves.