Number of Amur Leopards Rises to 125 over Year in Russia

Moscow: The number of Amur leopards, the rarest wild cats on the planet, living in Russia’s Land of the Leopard National Park in the Primorsky Region, has risen to 125 adults and 13 cubs, the science department at the national park said.

According to last year’s figures, there were 121 adult leopards in the national park.

The Amur leopard is the rarest wild cat in the world and one of the rarest animals on the planet. In Russia, this predator inhabits only the Land of the Leopard National Park in the Primorsky Region.

Listed as endangered in the Russian Red Data Book, the Amur leopard is among the 13 priority animal species under Russia’s “Ecology” national project.

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