Amur Leopard on Camera
Nezhinskii, a male Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). This photograph was taken with a movement-triggered camera trap in Russia.
Land of the Leopard
A new national park, Land of the Leopard, in eastern Russia is designed to protect the remaining breeding grounds of these critically endangered leopards.
Narva the Amur Leopard
Narva is female Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). She had recently had kittens as indicated by the small tracks in the snow in her range.
Summer Land of the Leopard
A view of some of Land of the Leopard National Park in summer. The park covers about 60 percent of the Amur leopards' remaining habitat.
Eight Amur leopards have been caught on camera in southeastern Russia. Fewer than 40 of the big cats survive in the wild.
Sanduga is female amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) that first appeared in the region in 2004. Unfortunately she hasn't been photographed again since 2005.
Barabashevskii is the dominant male amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) in all of Kedrovaya Pad nature reserve in south-eastern Russia, though his home range spreads beyond this protected territory.
Young Amur Leopard
Borisovskii is a young male Amur leopard.
Leopold is an old male Amur leopard last photographed in 2004.
Leopard at Risk
Filipovskii, a male Amur leopard, is at risk because he lives near a known poaching village.
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