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Amur leopard – one of the most endangered species in the world

The Amur leopard is the rarest wild cat on a global scale. At the same time, he is considered by many to be the most beautiful cat in the world. He lives in Far East Asia, where the border between Russia and China is marked by the Amur River. This species is critically endangered, and its greatest danger is poaching.

Amur leopards are animals of exceptional beauty. As a result, they were almost completely wiped out by people. It is estimated that one leopard is worth over $ 50,000 on the black market for poaching. Its fur is the most valuable. The Amur leopards were not lucky. They have always lived in a fairly limited territory, and all environmental changes affected these cats particularly strongly. Limited territory and small numbers contributed to the weakening of the species. And so today, the Amur leopard is one of the most endangered species of predatory mammals in the world. Only 84 individuals remained. They all live in freedom.