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New Home for World's Rarest Wild Cat


Animals  (tags: endangered, protection, wildanimals, amur leopard, Russia )

Nancy
- 830 days ago - worldwildlife.org
Just around 30 Amur leopards are believed to still exist in the wild. Today, the majority of the species has found a haven in the newly established Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia's Far East.



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Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 5:55 pm
I'd love to donate by adopting one but I can't right now!
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 5:56 pm
thanks
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 3:01 am
We need to save them before they are gone forever. So many creatures have already gone and others are on the brink. Don't let this happen to them.
 

Andreia Capelo (15)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:09 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Trish GONE AWAY GEIDEL (214)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:11 am
A VERY BEAUTIFUL BIG KITTEH !!!
I'M VERY HAPPY THEY HAV A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE ;
BUT, SURELY, HAVING ONLY # 30 MEMBERS, WILL
CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR GENETICS & DNA ???
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:12 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:58 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Sheila S. (63)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 7:28 am
What a beautiful slide show! It's so exciting to see that Russia's Far Eastern branch of WWF has taken this tremendous step. At a time when these awesome creatures are down to such a rare few and the Snow Cat numbers are quickly dwindling, a breath of fresh air comes our way. Thanks Nancy, for sharing!
 

Sandi C. (237)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 7:33 am
wish I could afford to adopt one!
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 7:45 am
Gorgeous animal!!
I'm glad they have a safe haven--thanks Nancy, for sharing this good news.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:31 am
If we can help with a little bite, it will make a big difference!
 

. (2)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:39 am
Our beautiful animals must be protected.
 

Gary C. (5)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:35 am
Noted Thankyou....
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:59 am
beautiful creatures that need to be protected from mankind.
 

Ge M. (216)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 10:56 am
The Mafia, sorry, Russian government, allowed the building of an oil pipeline right through the middle of the original reserve which caused tremendous problems. I'm glad that 30 survived.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 1:57 pm
Beautiful animals. I would feel better if they were not in Russia.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 2:25 pm
lovely!!!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 2:46 pm
Thanks for posting Nancy, positve step in the right direction, let's hope & pray it's not too little to late for this stunningly beautiful big cat!
 

kye j. (41)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 3:28 pm
Fabulous animal.Thanks
 

Julia R. (287)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 3:37 pm
I'm so glad to see that land that is so vital to the continuation of this species was set aside as a reserve! Hopefully, this park will increase the population numbers of this rare species and make people more aware of need to set more land aside to protect other species too! Thanks for posting.
 

Rich Blue (72)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 4:57 pm
noted...
 

Clint B. (1)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:54 pm
Hats off to The Leopard National Park , lets all hope it stays successful . Thanks for the story & noted .
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:54 pm
Noted Tks Nancy...Let's hope that they can recover and it's not to late..They're such a beautiful animal...
 

Karen P. (40)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:05 pm
Good luck with the breeding program. How tragic that humankind has let things deteriorate to this point.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday April 20, 2012, 4:52 am
It is miserable that these beautiful and wonderful animals have been allowed to be hunted down to around thirty animals - but surely this isn't enough for sufficient genetic diversity to ensure resistance to disease in the future? I do hope it is though.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 8:26 pm
This is great news!!! :) Shared on Facebook.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 9:21 pm
Thankyou for posting this update!!!
 
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