The Amur Leopard (The Endangered Animals Series)

The Amur leopard, native the Russian Far East, strolling solitary in woody, temperate forests. It can leap more than 19 feet horizontally and more than 10 feet vertically, able to run at speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour. This beautiful animal is under threat from human activities such as poaching and deforestation. The Amur leopard is also captured and held captive by those in the business illegal wildlife trade. Their habitats are slowly degenerating and their prey is scarce. Their beautiful spotted fur is sought after wildly by poachers. Although awareness about this animal is slowly increasing now, many still live in ignorance of it's plight. Many organisations such as the WWF have classified it as critically endangered and seek to restore their populations to their previous numbers, from a measly 84 currently.

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