Critically endangered Amur leopard born in Scotland could be released into the wild in Russia
One of the world’s rarest cats has given birth to at least one cub in a wildlife park in Scotland, giving conservationists hope the animals could be reintroduced to Russia in the near future. In 2007 as few as 19 wild Amur leopards were thought to exist in Russia and China, but numbers have slowly risen above 100 through intense conservation efforts. The species – the rarest big cat in the world – remains listed as “critically endangered”.
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