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Optical Illusion Or Real? Sheep Walking Down An Impossibly Steep Cliff

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Published:

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  • A video showing herd of blue sheep walking down a cliff that looks like an impossibly steep angle went viral.
  • Netizens believed it was an optical illusion created by trickily placing the camera turned sideways.
  • In fact, blue sheep are capable of descending steep angles and often use their climbing skills to escape predators like snow leopards.

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. 

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Blue ship can do it

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.

About the Bharals

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.

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