Highly rare animal species Amur leopard found in the wild

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Photo Source: Xinhua Net

Following the release of videos and images about Siberian Tiger on 18th December 2013, the Forest Industry Bureau of Heilongjiang Province also released HD videos and images about another highly rare animal species, the wild Amur leopard, after the checking of all the videos recorded throughout the year.

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and Jilin Province of northeast China, and is classified as Critically Endangered since 1996 by IUCN. Only 14–20 adults and 5–6 cubs were counted in a census in 2007, with a total of 19-26 Amur leopards extant in the wild. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far Eastern leopard, Korean leopard and Manchurian leopard. In China, it is also called the “Northeast Leopard(东北豹)”.

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