Amur leopard numbers breach 100 for the first time in decades

According to a report from The Siberian Times on Friday, Amur leopard numbers are now more than 100 for the first time in decades.

An incredibly encouraging development for this species, there were just 30 of these big cats living in the wild two decades ago.

Fast forward to 2018 and these latest findings from the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve in Primorsky Krai, Russia are cause for celebration.

Assessing results of their monitoring in 2017, they concluded that there are 84 adult Amur leopards in the wild.

Additionally, seven adolescents and 12 cubs further boost this tally to 103, a fantastic total compared to the threat of near extinction in the late nineties.

The population increase is being attributed to new blockers on poaching with new laws helping to protect Amur leopard in their dedicated territories.

Still the rarest big cat in the world, you can do your bit to help protect this wonderful species by donating to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation today.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation are proud supporters of the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), a charity committed to the conservation of both Amur Leopards and Tigers in Eastern Russia.


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