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Amur Leopard

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Panthera pardus orientalis
Size at birth: 1 pound
Life span: Wild: 10-15 years | Captivity: 20 years
Weight: 70-105 pounds
Gestation: 12 weeks
Length: 42-54 inches
Tail length: 32-35 inches
Number of offspring: Average of 2
Conservation status: Critically Endangered

About

NOT A PICKY EATER

Leopards live in more places than any other big cat. Because of their varied diet, they can survive in deserts, rain forests, mountains, and grasslands.

WHY SPOTS?

Spots are the perfect camouflage for Leopards. When lying in the shade, these cats are almost impossible to see. Also, their spots are called “rosettes”, because they resemble the shape of a rose.

STAR ATHLETE

Amur leopards can run at speeds up to 37 miles per hour. They are also excellent leapers and can leap 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically.

CONSERVATION

The Amur leopard is critically endangered with only 100 individuals left in the wild.

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

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