One of the most endangered big cats in the world, they are on the IUCN Critically Endangered Red list. They lost 80% of their range in the wild just between 1970-1983. Also called the Manchurian or Korean leopard, they occupy a remote area of the China-Russia border (the Amur River valley) and China-North Korea (the Ussuri River valley). In China and Korea they are on the verge of extinction, and in Russia they are estimated to number 30-50 adults. Efforts to save the Siberian (Amur) tiger will also help this cat, as the larger range protected for the tiger will also make room for the leopard. However, with the breakup of Russia and widespread illegal trade of tiger and leopard products in Asian countries, both of these cats could be extinct in the wild in a few short years. The Amur leopard is the type of cat EFBC/FCC is concentrating on with our breeding programs. We have several adults we imported from European zoos (Tallin, Helsinki, Moscow, and Berlin) to spread out the captive bloodlines and minimize inbreeding.
Born:March 20 2015 Arrived at EFBC: May 2016 Fun Fact: Daughter of Sergei who was born at EFBC.