Amur Leopard

By:Ashley Johnson

Description

An Amur Leopard female weighs about 70-105 pounds, while males weigh 82-200 pounds. They are 1.5 to 2.6 feet tall at the shoulder and are 3 to 6 feet long with tails that are 2 to 3.5 feet long. They have beautiful golden fur spotted with black spots.



FUN FACT

*******Did you know that the Amur Leopard's fur is all rough despite it's appearance besides the black spots.

Habitat

The Amur Leopard lives in mixed forests and mountains. Range-Africa,Asia,Middle East and Russia.

Nutrition

They eat animals such as gazelles, impala, deer and wild beasts. On occasion it will eat monkeys, birds, and rodents.
The Amur Leopard

Classification

Kingdom:Animilia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Carnivora

Family:Felidae

Genus:Panthera

Species:Panthera Pardus

Subspecies:Panethera Pardus Orientalis

Extra Facts

  • Runs up to 37 mph.
  • Leaps more than 19 feet horizontally and 10 feet vertically.
  • Lives up to 10-15 years and 20 in capativity.
  • About 35-40 left. D:
  • 6 kittens can be born at a time.

Threats & Solutions

It's biggest threat is poachers, which kill The Amur Leopard for it's beautiful fur. There were over 16,000 leopards killed in the 1900's alone! The prey is also being killed by poachers so food that is hard to find. In 1999 undercover investigators went to find poachers, but they found fur bring sold for $500-$1,000. Yikes! To try to make The Amur Leopard not extincted they try to take them into captivity and breed them. I think that everyone should increase security around the Amur Leopard habitat and make other people aware of how dangerous we are to losing the Amur Leopard. I can do that. I can make other people aware. The bible says that we should take care of animals. Just because God says humans are above animals does NOT mean this is okay. We should help the Amur Leopard in every way we can.

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