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Amur Leopard Cub

By ValSaxby  
Amur Leopard cub (Panthera pardus orientalis - one of two born at the Wildlife Heritage foundation, These babies are very precious due to the precarious position of this species in the wild. It was an honour to be able to photograph them.

IUCN's 2000 Red List of Threatened Species classifies the subspecies as Critically Endangered, and the CITES has listed it on Appendix I.

The last remaining viable wild population, estimated 20-25 individuals, is found in a small area in the Russian Province of Primorsky Krai, between Vladivostok and the Chinese border.

In adjacent China, 7-12 scattered individuals are estimated to remain. In South Korea, the last record of an Amur leopard dates back to 1969, when a leopard was captured on the slopes of Odo Mountain, in South Kyongsang Province

Tags: Amur leopard Whf Wildlife heritage foundation Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 9:06AM
Morning photo neighbour...And what a great image to be sitting next too!!!
Such a detailed little bundle of fur...that was continually on the move!
wonderfully captured Val
Lillian

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moiral 6 12 Scotland
4 Nov 2012 9:19AM
Superb shot Val. Beautifully sharp and like that little paw in midair. Moira
4 Nov 2012 9:23AM
Super shot, lovely depth of colour too.

John Smile
4 Nov 2012 9:37AM
Just beautiful, lovely shot of this cub.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
4 Nov 2012 10:14AM
What a superb shot, Val: excellent.
Ronnie.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
4 Nov 2012 10:58AM
Excellent, excellent. excellent.Smile
Joan.
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 11:26AM
Thats nice Val love what you have done to this to bring out teh fine detail.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Nov 2012 1:09PM
Lovely vibrant colour and great detail. .....Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Nov 2012 1:51PM
already a mean machine!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
4 Nov 2012 3:26PM
Fine shot Val.
Ron
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 4:22PM
You've managed a fine capture of this little chap walking around Val - just love all the detail in his fur and whiskers. Your description makes sobering reading - let's hope these survive and rear cubs of their own.
Ann
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 8:55PM
Excellent image Val and good defocused and dark b/g.
nicely framed with abit of space all around.
KateGrinGrinGrin
PhilT2 Plus
6 404 25 England
6 Nov 2012 12:00PM
What a wonderful capture.

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