A video of a uncommon animal is gaining traction on social media. Posted by Indian Forest Officer (IFS) Parveen Kaswan on twitter, the clip exhibits a stocky cat-like creature with peaked ears. According Mr Kaswan’s tweet, the video was shot in Ladakh. He has additionally requested Twitter customers to guess the identify of the species. The quick clip, posted round midnight, has been seen a whole bunch of 1000’s of occasions and appreciated by greater than 5,700 customers.
”An exquisite and uncommon animal present in India. In Ladakh area. Not many have heard about it. Guess what,” Mr Kaswan mentioned in his tweet.
An exquisite and uncommon animal present in India. In Ladakh area. Not many have heard about it. Guess what. Via @fatima_sherine. pic.twitter.com/dCqnawVsrs
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) February 28, 2023
The accompanying clip exhibits canine barking on the unusual creature because it roams round a city in Ladakh. Unperturbed, the animal lastly sits on a wall comfortably.
The video has been credited to Sherine Fatima, whose Twitter bio says she is the primary feminine singer of Balti neighborhood in Ladakh.
Mr Kaswan’s tweet began a guessing recreation. Some customers mentioned it appears to be like like a Puma or Cougar. Others mentioned it’s a Himalayan Lynx, which is on the verge of extinction.
”Lynx… its stunning,” mentioned one person. ”Didn’t know that Lynx can be present in India. Thanks for sharing,” commented one other.
Others known as it majestic and shared tales of their very own shut encounters with the animal.
According to National Geographic, lynxes are medium-size, solitary wildcats that roam the forests of North America, Europe, and Asia.
It added that the identify comes from a Greek phrase meaning ”to shine” due to their reflective eyes. Their defining options are the outstanding tufts of hair above their ears, and their quick, stubby tails, as per National Geographic.
There are 4 species of lynx – Eurasian, Iberian, Canda lynx and bobcats (lynx rufus).
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