Leopards in Afghanistan?

Who knew? Turns out the Afghans thought the Persian Leopard was extinct, too, but here’s a picture of one caught in a camera trap from National Geographic.
My students often assume (and I do too, I suppose) that the modern range of animals is what we have to deal with. So they assume that lions in Assyrian art are not local – imported from Africa. That one I’ve read about — the last lion was shot in Turkey or Iraq sometime shortly before World War I. But leopards? Never knew!

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