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Solitary climbers and strong swimmers, these incredible cats can run as fast as 37 miles an hour for a short period of time, and can leap as high as 20 feet. They are ideally suited to thrive in cold, snowy climates.
True carnivores, Amur leopards eat deer, boar and rodents.
Korea, northeast China and eastern Russia
The Amur leopard is arguably one of the most endangered species on the planet, with about 30 individuals estimated to be living in the wild. Zoos, with a combined collection of approximately 300 Amur leopards, are crucial to maintaining the genetic diversity of the species. There are plans in the works to try to reintroduce animals into their natural habitat.
- Amur leopards have beautiful light, blue-green eyes.
- Amur leopard cubs stay with their mothers for almost two years before becoming independent.
- Thirteen international organizations have come together to create an alliance aimed at saving the Amur leopard from extinction.
Panthera pardus orientalis
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae
Place of Birth
70 – 110 lbs.
Pale coat with widely spaced dark rosette patterning