Arabian Leopard found in Dhofar mountains

Muscat: The Arabian Leopard has been detected in the mountains of Dhofar Governorate due to the conservation efforts of the Office for Conversation of Environment in Salalah, the agency confirmed to the Observer.

The Dhofar mountain range is considered the best habitat for leopards in the country. This rugged terrain provides shelters, shade and trapped water, and harbors a wide variety of prey species, in particular in escarpments and narrow wadis.

Camera-trap studies have confirmed the continuing presence of leopard in Dhofar’s Jabal Samhan, in the past.