Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard Photo by Michael Marish

Scientific Name: Panthera pardus orientalis

The Amur Leopard is considered one of the rarest big cats in the world; it is estimated less than 35 remain in the wild.
  • Size: Weight: males, 110 to 120 pounds, females, 65 to 75 pounds; Body length: 5 feet
  • Diet: Carnivores, primarily feeding on small deer (sika and roe) that inhabit the region
  • Habitat: Temperate forests
  • Range in the Wild: Far East Russia

Conservation Status

Listed as Critically Endangered; less than 35 remain in the wild. Major threats include poaching and habitat loss.

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