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Amur Leopard

Range:

Far eastern Russia and northeast China.


Habitat:

Temperate woodlands and forests


Characteristics:

Every leopard has a unique pattern of spots. Their coat is one inch long in summer, three inches in winter.


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Reproduction:

95-105 days; 1-4 young


Interesting Facts:

This is one of the most endangered cat species in the world. This is due to loss of habitat from logging and uncontrolled burns (80 percent of their habitat disappeared between 1970-1983), decline of prey species, and poaching and hunting for their pelts and bones (the bones are valued in traditional Asian medicine). Their long, spotted coats keep the Amur leopards warm in the cold weather, and their long legs are an adaptation for walking through snow. They can reach speeds of 36 miles per hour for short distances and leap 19 feet horizontally and 10 feet vertically. These nocturnal, solitary cats are excellent climbers. In fact, they often drag their prey up into trees to protect it from other animals like the Amur tiger.


About Our Animals:

Dmitri (male) born May 29, 2012 arrived UHZ July 2013.


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Did YOU Know?
It is estimated that there are less that 40 Amur leopards left in the wild!

Amur Leopard
Range
Class: mammal
Genus: Panthera
Species: pardus orientalis
Length: 6 to 7 feet
Height: 18-31 inches
Weight: 60-150 lbs.
Length: 6 to 7 feet
Average Lifespan: 8-15 years
Wild Diet: Wild boar, deer, wild sheep, small mammals and birds
This is an ssp animal
USFWS Status: Endangered
CITES Status: Appendix I
Where at the Zoo? Asian Highlands


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