Rare Amur Leopard Populations Double in Russia

February 24, 2015 2:16 AM

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Rare amur leopard populations have doubled in Russia, the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) announced Monday, showing that this species on the brink of extinction is determined to make a comeback.

There are now 65 to 69 of these big cats in Russia's Land of the Leopard National Park - that's up from 30 reported in 2007. An additional eight to 12 leopards live in adjacent areas of China. The park, which was established in 2012, covers about 60 percent of the animal's habitat and includes all o...

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