Rare Amur leopard population doubles in Russia, WWF says

February 23, 2015 11:05 PM

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Rare Amur leopard population doubles in Russia, WWF says

A study conducted by scientists with WWF Russia, the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Land of the Leopard National Park found 57 of the big cats in the park. That's up from 30 in 2007.

The Land of the Leopard National Park was established in 2012 in order to help preserve the rare animal and protect its breeding areas. The reserve covers about 60 percent of the animal's habitat.

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