Amur leopards are one of just ten subspecies of leopard but can be recognized by its pale coat.
The native range of these big cats spans between southern Russia to Northern China. They have thick coats to keep them warm during the winter seasons but have no problem adapting to weather conditions. They are critically endangered and it is believed there are fewer than seventy remaining in their natural habitat. In human care, there are around 200 individuals and worldwide conservation efforts are in effect to restore the population.
This is quite a playful young boy. He loves playing with enrichment items and is always willing to participate in his voluntary training.
Leopards are primarily solitary unless mating. They are skillful and opportunistic hunters—feeding on a wide variety of food. They'll stalk their prey within a few meters before making the pounce.
Amur basin of China
Up to 48 kg (105 lbs.) and over 7 feet long
Opportunistic carnivores—primarily hunt hare and deer
Top predator, though competes with Amur tigers
Sharp teeth and claws, camouflage, ability to climb trees
90 day gestation, typically has litter of 1-6 cubs
10 to 15 years