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14 Critically Endangered Animals

Amur Leopard

  • Distribution: China, Korea
  • Scientific name: Panthera pardus orientalis
  • Number of animals: 100

Interesting Facts

The Amur leopard lives in forests and mountains in the North-East of China and the Korean peninsula. Its territory usually includes a riverbed. It has especially soft, thick and long fur. The number of animals has increased from 86 to over a hundred animals since the last count (as of 2018; no more recent data available).

Threats to the Amur Leopard

  • Loss of habitat
  • Poaching
  • Lack of prey

Amur Leopard Amur Leopard - Photo: Dmitri Gomon/Shutterstock

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