The timing of breeding and independence for snow leopard females and their cubs

@article{Johansson2020TheTO,
  title={The timing of breeding and independence for snow leopard females and their cubs},
  author={{\"O}rjan Johansson and Giorgia Ausilio and Matthew Low and Purevjav Lkhagvajav and Byron Weckworth and Koustubh Sharma},
  journal={Mammalian Biology},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-8}
}
Significant knowledge gaps persist on snow leopard demography and reproductive behavior. From a GPS-collared population in Mongolia, we estimated the timing of mating, parturition and independence. Based on three mother–cub pairs, we describe the separation phase of the cub from its mother as it gains independence. Snow leopards mated from January–March and gave birth from April–June. Cubs remained with their mother until their second winter (20–22 months of age) when cubs started showing… 
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