Amur Leopard

An Amur leopard stares down intently at the camera from a high perch at the Audubon Zoo.

Animal's Behavior
Solitary climbers and strong swimmers, these incredible cats can run as fast as 37 miles an hour for a short period of time and can leap as high as 20 feet. They are ideally suited to thrive in cold, snowy climates.

Eating Habits
True carnivores, Amur leopards eat deer, boar, and rodents.

Korea, northeast China, and eastern Russia

Conservation Efforts
The Amur leopard is arguably one of the most endangered species on the planet, with about 30 individuals estimated to be living in the wild. Zoos, with a combined collection of approximately 300 Amur leopards, are crucial to maintaining the genetic diversity of the species. There are plans in the works to try to reintroduce animals into their natural habitat.

Animal Facts
Amur leopards have beautiful light, blue-green eyes. Thirteen international organizations have come together to create an alliance aimed at saving the Amur leopard from extinction.