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Zane....Amur Leopard by DoreenPhillips

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Zane stays at Edinburgh Zoo for the moment,a special enclosure is being built at the Highland Wildlife Park.

‘Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) are one of the most endangered cats in the world. Her name is Zane and she was born in April 2007.
This dramatic decline is mainly due to poaching of both leopards and their prey animals, habitat destruction due to human activity, and inbreeding.
The range of this species used to cover areas of China, Russia, and the Korean peninsula. However, their numbers have shrunk dramatically, and this cat is no longer found in China or Korea. In Russia as few as 14-20 adults were estimated to survive in 2007.’

Today there are only 25 left in the wild……Critically Endangered!!!!

The ‘Above text’ is from this link to
EdinburghZoo

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amur leopard, panthera pardus orientalis, endangered, cat, wildlife, wildcat

Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    A beautiful big cat …

  • Hi Tom…..Isn,t she just!!!!……x

    – DoreenPhillips

  • Thank You for the fave Tom….xxx

    – DoreenPhillips

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtover 2 years ago

    wow how stunning is she, great shot

  • Thank you PP….x
    and for the Fave :)

    – DoreenPhillips

  • lcretyi
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  • Yayyyyyyyyyyyy…………..Thank you……..xxx

    – DoreenPhillips

  • virginian
    virginianabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image! Congrats on your feature.

  • Awwe….Thank you very much….They are beautiful creatures ……..xxx

    – DoreenPhillips

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