The Amur leopard population has more than doubled since 2007. Researchers believe there are between 65 to 69 Amur leopards today, compared to only 30 in 2007. Most live in Russia’s Land of the Leopard National Park. Others live just across the border in China. The Amur leopard numbers are still dangerously low, but park staff hope that their efforts to preserve the cats’ natural habitat will continue to help their population grow.
Photo of an Amur leopard by Eric Kilby/Flickr Creative Commons.