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Amur leopard - baby miracle... by woxys Amur leopard - baby miracle... by woxys
Baby male Amur leopard called Cipisek (Panthera pardus orientalis, Levhart mandzusky) from ZOO Olomouc, Czech republic :nod: not the best quality - but this animal is SO rare, that I have to share it!

Story of the photo: People, I am so happy :aww: I visited pavilion of big cats today and I spotted lovely tiny fluffy ball near huge paws of adult female. I was so shocked - this kitty is ONLY one month old! ZOO has not announced his birth yet :aww: his mommy took him from the box only two days ago. The baby is so small that it moves with problems and is very adorable :aww: Czech republic is super power in breeding extremely endangered Amur leopards! :aww:


Thank you in advance for your comments and faves :hug:
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
Location: forests of Eastern Asia
Size: 1.9 m long body + 95 cm lond tail, 80 cm high weight: 60 kg
Diet: roe and sika deer, hares
Conservation status: Critically Endangered - facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
Interesting facts: there are ONLY some 30 (THIRTY!!!) Amur leopards in the wild! | Amur leopard is the biggest from all leopard subspecies | Amur leopards have blue eyes | only female takes care of the cubs | in the wild, leopards live for 10-15 years, but they can live 20 years in captivity
ZOO: There are only 17 pureblooded Amur leopards in the World’s ZOOs – and 5 of them live in ZOO Prague in the Czech republic. 4 Czech ZOOs keep Amur leopards (Prague, Usti, Olomouc and Decin)

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:iconscourgetthecat:
ScourgetTheCat Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, cute!!
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:iconthefunnyspider:
TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a cute little one :D
You are a lucky one for getting the chance to see and photograph this rare species.
The eyes of this little one are so pretty. As blue as the deepest ocean :love:
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess what? the number of these cats doubled! A scientific census found 57 wild leopards in Russia and another 12 in China in 2014. The Amur Leopards are on the rebound!
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
I celebrated results of this census but unfortunately I was later informed made a correction, claiming that they by mistake counted some cats twice. But it would be great it numbers rose!
But those cats must be inbred like crazy...
Fortunately they should start a program of releasing them to the wild....
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:iconsaberrex:
Saberrex Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure? individuals can be told apart by both pug marks and by spot patterns.
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
I bet they did not count every individual, but they simply counted also tracks and so :)
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
spots and pug marks are as different to each individual as fingerprints are to humans. plus, camera traps were set up near paths and game trails where the leopards were known to travel. 
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
spots and pug marks are as different to each individual as fingerprints are to humans. - I know that.
but probably not all of them have been captured by camera traps.

I still wish their numbers recovered, but there is still big inbreeding issue of course. Hope that new planned project will help.

Have a nice day.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fairly sure they have. The leopards seem to gather near deer farms to take advantage of abundant prey during harsher months and they would have likely set up additional camera traps near there to see who comes by.  
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
if you think so.
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meerkatcat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artist
THATS SO CUTE i love it so much i'm adding things to my favs and then this cutie shows so cute
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PsychoTeensie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! It seems as endangered as the Spix Macaw (there's only about 30 left in captivity, and none in the wild)..
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
so sad :(
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:iconpsychoteensie:
PsychoTeensie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know.. Ever see the animated movie Rio? The main parrots are Spix Macaws (even though they call them Blue Macaws in some points in the movie, it was later confirmed they are actually the similar-in-appearance Spix) I gotta draw one of them at some point..
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regina-luporum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute! :love:
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mramirez84 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love these pictures
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:iconhorsesrock2717:
Horsesrock2717 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
The most beautiful thing...
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wolvesofinferno Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
love them sponsering 1 with wwf it is a shame that there's only about 35 left but if this ^^ keeps happening their species with double pretty quickly and again and again and again and ... well u get the picture
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Lady-Of-Mars Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
These animals are so stunning. Its such a shame they're so critically endangered. Hopefully the breeding programme should help boost up their numbers though!
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Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Cute!!!!
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Sagefeather0001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww! :3
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Sagefeather0001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
te wittle fwuffy bal o fuzz!
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah he's adorable. It's great that people are trying to save them. They're so incredible. Check out our group NatureWeb it's all about trying to save nature raise awareness and hopefully make a difference. The more members the better. Please may we put this in our features section?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
sure, thank you! :aww:
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:iconseth-kelchuk:
Seth-Kelchuk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He's so adorable!
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Only 30? THE WORLD NEEDS MORE FLUFFY AMUR BABIES!
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:iconautumn-blizzard-fang:
Autumn-Blizzard-Fang Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMGIZSOCUUUTE! I wanna cuddle wid it! :iconhurrplz:
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:iconsplash-of-equine:
splash-of-equine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absoloutly GAWJUS !
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:iconzeynepirene:
zeynepirene Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Photographer
So cute !!
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bloodwolf23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student
:iconilavplz: Te fluffies! Very adorable.
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AllyCat1994 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thats so sweat! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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Sagefeather0001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sweat? do you mean sweet? :D
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:iconallycat1994:
AllyCat1994 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol yes XD meh bad ;)
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:iconlynnrose:
lynnrose Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
How cute !!!
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:iconlittletazz:
LittleTazz Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing blue eyes!
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:iconicefiredrag:
IceFireDrag Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cuteness! :heart: I wanna hug him :love:
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Maharik Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
=))
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AncaXBre Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ohh he's so sweet! I'd like a cuddly toy that would look exactly like him. Why hasn't anybody thought of this way to raise money for conservation? I would certainly buy a toy this cute.
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splash-of-equine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a good idea.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
maybe such project exists? :D
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:iconancaxbre:
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so cause I'm sick of buying pink rabbits or green bears for my niece's birthday. He is waaay cutter
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Dru-Leppard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
oh.....so.....cuuuuuute....
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
'Careful now...put one(big) paw over here...whew! Put this paw in from of that paw...whew! I'm still standing!' *gasp*
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heatherying Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student
What a cute little sweety~~~~~~
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:iconmikachusango:
MikachuSango Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo cute I love you pics XD
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Fanficactress Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww!
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MarcelMarkov Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Naaaw <3
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweeet, feel like cuddling it!
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! at least your country is doing something towards helping these beauties.
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Lulzologist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love those paws <3
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