Habitat Loss Of The Amur Leopard

Did you know?

Did you know that there are only about 70 adult Amur Leopards in the wild?? It is a very tragic issue that these beautiful cats are in danger.

What is Habitat Loss?

Habitat loss is when an animals home is humans effect the wilderness so that the animals cant live there.

What are Amur Leopards?

Amur Leopards are a very special subspecies. Instead of living in the traditional jungle or savanna this leopard lives in the temperate forests that make up the northern-most part of the species’ range. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This incredible animal has been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.

Why are Amur Leopards important?

Amur leopards are important because they keep the food chain in control and keep the prey from overpopulating. If the prey overpopulates then it would mess with the food chain by having their food eventually run out and they would gradually die.

How to help the leopards.

With such a small population left, the loss of each Amur leopard puts the species at greater risk of extinction. You can assist the leopards by donating to WWF. WWF (world wildlife funds) supports anti-poaching work in all Amur leopard habitats. WWF has programs to stop the illegal trade of Amur leopard parts. Amur leopards are listed as the most endangered big cat and that needs to change.
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Citations

1. "Amur Leopard." WorldWildlife.org. World Wildlife Fund. Web. 06 Oct. 2016. http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/amur-leopard

2.(photos) "Amur Leopard: Almost Extinct."Amur Leopard: Almost Extinct. Web. 13 Oct. 2016. http://www.supergreenme.com/go-green-environment-eco:Amur-Leopard---Almost-Extinct

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