Critically Endangered Amur Leopard Could Be Making A Comeback

February 24, 2015 7:19 PM

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As indicated by a recent report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), things are starting to look up for the rarest big feline on the planet: The critically jeopardized Amur leopard, which is native to southeastern Russia and parts of northeastern China, has doubled in population since 2007.

Statistical data from Russia’s Land of the Leopard National Park, which covers around 60% of the Amur leopard’s habitat, puts the number of these wild felines at 57. That is up from the 30 leopards counted the area in 2007, as indicated by the WWF. 8 to 12 additional cats were also counted in adjace...

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