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Captive Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis, also called Far Eastern Leopard) resting.
This subspecie is critically endangered in it's natural habitat in Eastern Russia. It's one of the rarest cats in the world with an estimated 30-35 individuals remaining in the wild (according to Wikipedia 2009). The treats are poaching of the leopards and their prey species, deforestation, negative impacts of inbreeding and human developement in the leopard's range.
The zoological garden...
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