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In Images: Rare Amur Leopard Cubs Spotted on Camera

Rare sight

amur leopard cub on camera

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For the first time, two Amur leopard cubs were spotted on camera traps in China.

First breeding

amur leopard caught on camera trap

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The cubs were spotted with a mama leopard. The sighting is the first evidence of breeding in this critically endangered cat in this region of China.

Mama cat

amur leopard and cub in China

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Here, one leopard cub trails behind the adult female leopard.

Camera sighting

amur leopard and cub in china

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The camera trap that spotted the babies is part of a broader conservation effort to save these graceful predators from extinction.

Habitat loss

An Amur leopard in Russia

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Eight Amur leopards have been caught on camera in southeastern Russia. Fewer than 40 of the big cats survive in the wild.

Newer population

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The main habitat for the cats is in Far Eastern Russia, but the new sighting hints that the population may be rebounding slightly in China. Here, a mother Amur leopard looks after her full-grown cub in the forests of Far Eastern Russia.