Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Amur Leopard Pictures

Amur leopard pictures. This is a montage. All of the photographs are from the same talented photographer on Flickr: digitalART2.

The Amur leopard is one of nine subspecies of the leopard which has the widest range (distribution) of any of the wild cat species. This large wild cat is very much as  "generalist", meaning it can live in a variety of habitats and eat a wide range of prey.

The Amur lepoard is found in the far east of Russia and shares the same range as the Siberian tiger - see Siberian tiger habitat. Both are incredibly rare with very low populations. Of the two the leopard is the rarest with no more than an estimated 25 cats (adults and cubs). There are approximately 400 Siberian tigers.

Very low populations are not viable because of inbreeding that causes sterility.

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