AMUR LEOPARD

Joseph Anderson

Stats

  • Scientific name: Panthera pardus orientalis
  • Life span: 21 y (In captivity)
  • Height: 64 – 78 cm (At Shoulder, Male)
  • Gestation Period: 92 – 95 d
  • Mass: 32 – 48 kg (Male), 25 – 42 kg (Female), 0.5 – 0.7 kg (Newborn)

Location

The Amur leopard is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and the Jilin Province of northeast China.

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Issues

Harms for them

  • Ongoing development programs including gas pipeline plans, improved and expanding road networks, railway development, expansion of the electricity grid, and mineral/coal extraction are reducing and degrading available leopards.
  • Fires are probably the greatest threat to leopard habitat. Fires rarely occur naturally in this part of Russia, which has high rainfall totals and lush forest vegetation.
Planet Earth ~ Amur Leopard