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2014-01-16 23:00:57

Cub’s arrival marks 25 years of Amur Leopards, World’s Most Endangered Cat at Denver Zoo. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Denver Zoo is thrilled to celebrate the birth of a critically endangered Amur (ah-Moor) leopard cub named Sochi, born December 3, 2013. The young male, named for the Russian city hosting this year’s winter Olympics, is the tenth birth of his species at Denver Zoo since Amur leopards arrived in 1989, about 25 years ago. After spending time bonding with his...

Russia, China To Set Up Cross-Border Reserve To Protect Endangered Amur Leopards
2013-04-08 07:00:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats still in existence, will have a cross-border reserve set up in its favor, in order to protect the few remaining animals still in existence. Russia, which has been in talks with China since at least 2009, set up its own leopard habitat in early 2012 to try and bring the animal back from the brink of extinction. This year, the two Asian countries will set up a habitat that will span the...

First Camera Trap Photos Of Rare Leopard In China
2012-04-25 11:04:59

Estimates of Amur leopards grows with new information The first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China have recently been taken by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve in Jilin Province according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Coupled with Jilin Province's recent announcement of a survey estimating 8-11 leopards across that northern province, the photographs suggest that leopards may be returning to China. Beginning last month, the...

New Home For World’s Rarest Wild Cat
2012-04-16 03:39:52

Just around 30 Amur leopards are believed to still exist in the wild. Today, the majority of the species has found a haven in the newly established Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia´s Far East. The national park is part of a major effort to save the world´s rarest cat. Extending nearly 650,000 acres it includes all of the Amur leopard´s breeding areas and about 60 percent of the critically endangered cat´s remaining habitat. The park is also home to 10...

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2010-10-20 11:40:24

The WWF said on Wednesday that the endangered Amur tiger population is being threatened by logging in a key habitat in Russia's Far East. Denis Smirnov, head of forest program at WWF Russia's Amur Branch, said the local government in Primorsky region is planning to auction off about 990,000 cubic feet of forest next week, which is home to the Amur tiger.  "Essentially these are the key habitat areas for the Amur tiger," Smirnov told AFP by phone from the regional capital Vladivostok....

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2009-06-05 12:25:37

China and Russia say cross-border habitat unique to Siberian tigers and Far East leopards will be protected under a joint pact. The agreement signed Thursday in Moscow calls for creation of a nature reserve straddling Russia and China's shared border, especially around the Songhua River, where pollution needs to be reduced, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency reported Friday. An estimated 500 Siberian tigers, also called Amur tigers, remain in the wild, while fewer than 40 Far East...

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2008-10-31 13:35:00

The world's rarest big cat is alive and well. At least one of them, that is, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who captured and released a female Far Eastern leopard in Russia last week. The capture was made in Primorsky Krai along the Russian-Chinese border by a team of scientists from WCS and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Biology and Soils (IBS). The team is evaluating the health and potential effects of inbreeding for this tiny population,...

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2006-11-14 15:45:00

World's most endangered big cat is assessed by experts then released NEW YORK -- Just three days after catching a Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, an international team led by biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society captured another species last week that carries the dubious distinction of being the world's most endangered big cat: an extremely Far Eastern leopard. One of only 30 left in the wild, the animal was captured in a "trapline" "“ a series of snares set out by...

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2006-08-08 16:15:00

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An orphaned snow leopard cub found in the Himalayas will be taken to the Bronx Zoo to support a captive breeding program for the endangered wild cat, officials said Tuesday. A shepherd discovered the leopard, then only 7 weeks old, in July 2005 in the remote mountains of Pakistan's Naltar Valley after its mother and other cubs were killed. The cub was too young to be reintroduced into the wild. Under a U.S.-Pakistani agreement, the 55-pound cub was handed over to the...


Latest Amur Leopard Reference Libraries

North China Leopard, Panthera pardus japonensis
2012-12-27 16:20:55

The North China leopard (Panthera pardus japonensis) is a subspecies of the leopard that can be found in northern areas of China. Its range is extremely fragmented. The average weight of this species varies between males and females, with males reaching a weight of 110 pounds and females reaching a weight of 71 pounds. It is similar in size to the Indochinese leopard, but differs slightly in color, growing shorter and darker fur. As is typical to leopard species, the North China leopard...

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2007-01-19 18:55:27

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), whose habitat is currently confined to the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, is the northernmost subspecies of leopard. It is also known as the Far-East leopard and the Siberian leopard. It is extremely close to extinction, with only about 35 still living in the wild. Habitat destruction and the fur trade have diminished its numbers dramatically. This has resulted in it being the world's most rare cat on Earth today. Behavior Although their range...

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2007-01-19 15:00:55

The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...

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