The Amur leopard is a sub-specie of the leopard.
Amur leopards are native to China, in the northeast, going to the south of Peking and the Korean Peninsula, and Russia.
Most of species are rarely found in cold or high-elevated environments. The Amur leopard is the sub-species of the leopard, and prefers temperate forests, and harsh winters of Russia, in the far east.
It has distinctive rosettes, a thick border and eyes widely spread
These leopards are critically endangered, and have decreased fifty times over the past thirty years.
There is only one found in Primorye Territory in Russia
The reason for the decline in Amur leopards are as follows:
Cutting down of tress
The land in most ares have been chosen for farming
Most leopards are rarely found in cold or high-elevation environments, but instead live in the savannas of Africa where populations are relatively stable.
The reason for the decline of the Amur leopard is as follows:
The cutting down of trees
Land has been chosen for farming
Poaching for their fur coats
When trees are cut down it leaves no place for other prey to survive for the leopards.
Inbreeding, a problem for the disappearance of the species, because of genetic degeneration. This happens even without the influence of human.
There are severe reproductive and congenital abnormalities, if inbreeding remains.
A three month old cub of the Amur leopard is at the San Diego Zoo. This is to try and keep the species in existence.
Some conservationists think it is too late to save the Amur leopard