World's Rarest Cat Doubles in Population Size

February 23, 2015 5:38 PM

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The world’s rarest cat, the Amur leopard, is increasing in number, according to new census data that found there are now 65 to 69 of these big cats in the wild versus 30 reported in 2007.

The increase, which doubles the Amur leopard’s known population, shows that conservation efforts in Russia and China — where the animals live — are working.

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