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Is there still a chance? by woxys Is there still a chance? by woxys
Extremely rare Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis, Levhart mandzusky) from ZOO Prague, Czech republic :nod:



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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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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Look out, this big guy's on the prowl. And the face it's making looks very cute ^^
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TheRockyCrowe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've never heard of a Amur Leopard! O.o :^; poor guy is rare indeed! I hope this beautiful creature doesn't go extinct like the Thylacine!
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I hope so :(
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Awkward-Bunii Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
PLease leopards
survive
you can do it
i know you can!
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Pudding-Is-My-Life Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand the stories that make the news are never about things like this. People need to be more aware of things like this and help before its too late. If we mess up the world, we should at least be responsible for some of the damage we cause. We shouldn't just allow species like the Amur leopards to slip away without trying our absolute hardest to save them. I just pray that there will be a miracle that will save these gorgeous animals.
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panther826 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
It was the Chinese and the Russians who had driven the number down to THIRTY! Mostly it was the Chinese because of their retarded belief that certain animal body parts are essentials in their traditional useless medicine. Siberian tigers are also their victims!!!

Even today, when you travel to the northeastern part of China, you can pay off Chinese officials and go TIGER HUNTING!!! Of course it's not as easy as it sounds. You have to talk to the right person and you only have one chance. I shot a video in a hidden camera while posing as an poacher and paying off some Chinese officials. Once My friend is done with the subs, I will upload it to Youtube.
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milovanf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cute picture I :love: it! :katana: :blowkiss: :brushteeth:
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Krispz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im absolutley speachless about how beautyfull this big kitty is :iconiloveyouplz:
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shadowmistgirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Photographer
amazing shot
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sharkfen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic :iconfantasticplz:
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Aratafinwe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
wow didn't knew about all this, so sad
anyway awesome pic :)!
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Oooh! It's another shade of Amur Leopards! We have darker ones at Jacksonville Zoo :(
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
American ZOOs do not keep Amur leopards with pure blood, so it might be a problem :(
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
So sad! :( I am always calling them Jaguars...
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
jaguars are fortunately not that endangered :aww:
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Fortunately. They are hilarious to watch!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Beautiful cat! :heart:
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shana2012 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Great picture!
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PhantomSabre Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amur Leopards are so gorgeous, it makes me sad to think there's only 30 of them... I hope the zoos can raise the population in the next few years or our future generations will only see these beautiful creatures in a picture book :(

Lovely photo btw :D
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ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This is a wonderful image :heart:
And it has a great message, more attention needs to be brought to these beautiful cats. It is my understanding that of the 30 in the while on a handful of those are female.
I hope you won't mind if I follow suit and do something similar to this if I am able to take a few pictures of the new Amur cub at the Denver zoo next weekend.
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SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I don't think they're going to make it, I remember some ten years ago there were sixty of them left.
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I think their population in the wild is slowly rising and there are quite many cats in ZOOs - unfortunately, especially American ones do not have pure blood...
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SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Well I hope so, they're very beautiful animals.
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Urasiade Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Yay! Save them all!
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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Choco-Krispie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMUR Leopard!? It's amazing to even SPOT one of those! Consider it good luck! <3
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
well, here they are kept by several facilities and they are successfully bred :aww:
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Choco-Krispie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good! I hope they never go extinct. They're so beautiful. ;w;
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I love these guys, they have such sweet faces and plush fur. Like killer bunnies :D
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Fur-kotka Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!
What about leopards in other cities? I saw at the Tallinn zoo 4 leopard. Even in our Moscow Zoo have several of these cats, as well as in the Yalta Zoo. Or are they all - the next of kin? I'd like to believe that people will be able to raise the population of these beautiful animals :(
However, this is a wonderful picture :clap:
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
just in my country:

ZOO Prague has at least two of them
ZOO Olomouc has several of them - since they started keeping them in 2001, they got some 10 cubs, so they are building brand new facility just for Amur leopards right now :D
ZOO Děčín - one old male Amur
ZOO Ústí nad Labem: has the last Amur leopard with pure blood, whose parents came from the wild. This female had and successfully rised at least 5 babies!
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Melissas-randomness Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
this is so pretty ;u;
I love the expression you captured.
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