A Rare Sighting Of The Amur Leopard – Planet Earth – BBC Earth

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We are treated to intimate footage of the rarest Cat on Earth, the Amur Leopard. Winter is a difficult time for this hunter – there are no leaves for cover and no young prey animals. It comes as little surprise that there are only 40 of these magnificent Cats left in the wild and the numbers are sadly falling.

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36 COMMENTS

  1. in the 2007 there were only 30 but now with the protection of his environment and a protect program, there are aroud 70, 130% of increase in only 10 years this is a good news but there is more to do.

  2. ONLY 40 AMUR LEOPARDS LEFT?!?!?!
    THEY'RE SO BEAUTIFUL!! THEY NEED TO CATCH SOME & START A AMUR LEOPARD FARM SO THEY CAN REPOPULATE!!!!!!!!😱 I MEAN LIKE NOW!!!!!!!!!!😱

  3. There are snow leopards and amur leopards in the Himalayan range in Pakistan and there is a conservatory in Naltar, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. They are trying to grow their population, even though these leopard's territory doesnt interchange with humans there are instances when they leave mountain ranges to search for food and wander into Villages. However, the problem is even if their population is increased with these efforts, they are so domesticated and so cut off from the wild, living in conservations that it would be extremely dangerous to release them back in the wild because now they are food dependant and the terrain, the weather and hunting on slopes will be a death sentence for them. Sadly, it will be a tall order to increase their population naturally and them staying in the wild.

  4. I can never understand how anyone could harm an animal. it sickens me to think that people out there are encouraging a demand for hunting wild animals 😡 …humans are a plague on this earth. there needs to be a stronger message sent out to all the people who partake in this sick commerce… personally I think it needs to be either life in prison or more extremely…the death sentence
    I'm well aware of how extreme this sounds but quite frankly everything that has been done already clearly isn't working and isn't enough to deter these sick low lives

  5. Sometimes I think the leopard's high success rate in hunting can be properly attributed to the prey being so arrested with the vision of menacing beauty before them.

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