Big Cats came from Asia!

Big Cats came from Asia!

Nov 17
Big Cats came from Asia!

Scientists have discovered a new sister species to the modern Snow Leopard.  Paleontologists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California made the discovery of the oldest fossils or a previously unknown ancient leopard species in Tibet.  They found seven specimens dating back 4.1 – 5.9 million years.  This precedes the Snow Leopard by 2 million years.  Called Pantera Blytheae, this cat was smaller than the Snow Leopard and roamed Tibet for several million years.  It ate pika, blue sheep and antelope.