Panthera pardus orientalis
It is estimated that only ca. 50 Amurleopards remain in the wild, although there are still some 200 individuals in zoos. Of all the leopards, their distribution range is the furthest North-East. To adapt to the climatic conditions of their habitat, they have a very thick, long-haired fur. Their winter pelt is particularly thick with ca. 3000 hairs per cm2. The rosettes on this pelt are relatively large compared to other leopard subspecies.
Order: carnivores, family: felids; one of the 24 leopard sub-species described
Small to medium-sized mammals, partly also wild boars, roe and sika deer, birds and reptiles
Taiga in the East of Siberia close to the Chinese border
Outside the breeding season all leopard species are solitary. After a gestation period of 90–105 days 1–3 (or on rare occasions more) cubs are born that stay with their mother until they have learnt to hunt.
Status according to Red List:Critically endangered (CR)