Amur Leopard

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Amur leopard

Amur Leopard…

Amur leopard
Amur leopard Darla in Tallinn Zoo. Photo taken by Mesilane127 cc3.0

The amur leopard has been identified as one of the most critically endangered leopard species in the world; they are practically on the verge of extinction. There are only about thirty-five left in the wild, found in far eastern Russia. Compared to other leopard species, the amur’s coat is pale, and it is covered with widely spaced large, dark rosettes. Its coat is also thicker, growing about 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) thick during the winter; it is well-adapted to the harsh, cold climates of its home range. However, like other leopards, the amur is really fast, and can run at speeds of 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour!

They are solitary, night-time creatures, and agile, strong hunters. They aren’t very particular about their diet, and feed on a wide range of prey. They even cover and hide leftovers of a meal so that they can enjoy it later.

Amur Leopards are featured in the following books:
25 Endangered Animals
101 Facts… BIG CATS!




The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about Amur Leopards. Details of the videos featured are underneath.

The Playlist:

  1. The Amur Leopard by globalzoo
  2. Mark Sharman: Baby Planet – Amur Leopards by Mark Sharman
  3. AMUR LEOPARD “Almost Extinct”- Big Cat TV by Big Cat Rescue
  4. Amur leopards caught on camera by clubpenguinwwefan08
  5. Heroes for a Living Planet — Amur Leopard by WWFunitedkingdom
  6. Adopt a Wild Amur Leopard by WWFunitedkingdom

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