Declaran extinto a leopardo endémico de Taiwán

El leopardo longibando formosiano o pantera nebulosa formosiana, una subespecie de Neofelis nebulosa, no pudo volver a ser encontrado en Taiwán luego de una exhaustiva investigación llevada por espacio de 13 años.

Hasta 1500 trampas con cámaras y olores  atractivos fueron empleadas en la búsqueda del que fue el segundo más grande depredador de las montañas de Taiwán, sólo superado por el oso negro formosiano, pero ninguna tuvo el éxito esperado.

“Hay una pequeña chance de que el leopardo longibando formosiano todavía exista […] Puede haber unos pocos de ellos, pero no creemos que existan en números significativos”, declaró el zóologo Chiang Po-jen según explica mongabay.

Fueron la caza por su piel y la deforestación de su hábitat las causas que llevaron al leopardo longibando formosiano a la extinción.  Por su parte, los miembros de la tribu Rukai ya no verán a sus deidades rondando la tierra, en tanto era parte de su creencia que éstas tomaban en ocasiones la forma de dicha subespecie.

Una hermosa criatura menos en la lista de la ciega ambición humana.

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Vía: mongabay

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