Amur Leopard

Species Name: Amur leopard, Far East leopard, Manchurian leopard, and Korean leopard
Scientific Name: Panthera pardus orientalis
Description of habitat: lives in a small area in China, North Korea, and Russia called Amur-Heilong
Interesting facts about the species: world's rarest big cat, one of the most endangered animals in the world, has 1-4 cubs in every litter
Population estimates or survival trends of species: This Leopard has dropped to only 25 individuals, and then the population went up to 50 individuals.
Reasons that this species is endangered: poaching, deforestation, development projects, inbreeding, and prey scarcity
Reasons that it is important to save the species: Amur leopards are important ecologically, economically, and culturally
Additional facts: Amur Leopards can live up to 15 years old. Male Amur Leopards usually weigh between 70 and 110 pounds. Female Amur Leopards usually between 55 and 95 pounds.


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