A video showing blue sheep walking down a cliff that looks like an impossibly steep angle went viral as netizens were amused. The video, shared by Conservation Biologist Imogene Cancellare, triggered a lot of Twitter reactions and many believed that it was an optical illusion created by trickily placing the camera turned sideways. In fact, blue sheep are able to scale off the cliffs and often use their skills to get rid of the predators. The video of the blue sheep scaling a cliff in China’s Valley of the Cats has gone viral and has the internet convinced that it’s a camera trick. But after the video went viral on the internet, these species with their outstanding skills put some superheroes to shame.
Nice break on the TL: blue sheep doing the impossible, per usual, in the Valley of the Cats, China. pic.twitter.com/rtqOmf31xz— Imogene Cancellare (@biologistimo) September 11, 2019
Whaaat? This video is sideways right? 😯— Steven Robbins (@Grumpydev) September 11, 2019
This is wild. My brain is having trouble processing which way is up. Thanks for sharing.— Brian Urrutia (@bpu77) September 11, 2019
This is 1,000 times better than Spiderman!— Ginjah Bird, Ph.D. 🤸 (@GinjahBird) September 11, 2019
According to Britannica Encyclopaedia, blue sheep are capable of descending steep angles and often use their climbing skills to escape predators like snow leopards. The sheep are also known as Bharal are found in the Tibetan plateau. They basically feed on grass, herbs, and moss and have short sturdily built legs that are perfect for navigating rocky and hilly terrains.
Bharals are also called the Helan Shan blue sheep, Chinese blue sheep or Himalayan Blue sheep which are basically found in Bhutan, high Himalayas, Myanmar, Nepal, and Tibet. They are active throughout the day alternating between feeding and resting on grassy mountain slopes. Due to their excellent camouflage and the absence of cover in the environment bharal remain motionless when approached.
THEY ARE SO CASUAL ABOUT IT— Depressed_Druid (@Kha_Ngo97) September 11, 2019
I think the video is at the wrong angle so it makes it appear worse than it is. Tree grow up not sideways..— The Old Shop (@theoldshopreno) September 11, 2019