Amur Leopard
Estimated Population 45-60 individuals
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Species Leopard
Can you imagine living on earth with only 60 other people and barely enough food to feed you and your family? Well, the Amur Leopard is facing this problem as you read this. The Amur Leopard is critically endangered with only 60 individuals left in the wild and only six females that have been seen in the wild. There are just over 100 Amur Leopards in captivity. The Amur Leopard lives in Far East Russia in the Mixed jungles and broadleaves. Their diet includes roe and sika deer, along with hares and badgers. It can run at speeds of 37 miles per hour. And can leap more than 19 feet horizontally

and up to 10 feet vertically. The Amur Leopard is solitary and hides its unfinished kills from predators. It lives 10-15 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity. The Amur Leopard weighs 70-105 lbs. For camouflage in the snow, their coat is paler than other leopard species. The Amur Leopard suffers from poaching because they have very long, beautiful, spotted fur that can grow up to 8 cm thick in the winter! The breeding season occurs from January to February and 90 to 105 days after a successful mating a litter of up to 6 cubs, but generally, 2-3 will be born. To help the Amur Leopard you can simply spread the word or you can donate money to organizations that are helping to save the Amur Leopard.

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