Sunday 22 April 2018

NEWSLINK: Rarest big cats in the world battle back from edge of extinction

The world’s rarest big cat, the Amur leopard, has reached a significant milestone in a battle against extinction – with 100 of the animals now living in the wild in a nature reserve in Russia.

Ten years ago, the number of wild Amur leopards had fallen to 30, and scientists feared the species was on the brink.

The species remains highly endangered, but scans by experts in Russia’s Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve in 2017 showed 100 animals, with 84 adults, living wild in the area.


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