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The rarest - baby Amur leopard by woxys The rarest - baby Amur leopard by woxys
Baby male Amur leopard called Cipisek/Rayo (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 and I spotted lovely tiny fluffy ball near huge paws of adult female. I was so shocked - this kitty was ONLY one month old! :heart: his mommy took him from the box only two days ago before I saw him. The baby was so small that it was moving with problems and was very adorable :aww: Czech republic is super power in breeding extremely endangered Amur leopards! :aww:


Thank you 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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:iconleningrad666:
Leningrad666 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Marvelous photo of a great animal.  I hope there are enough in captivity that zoos around the world can swop them to prevent inbreeding.  Tragically large numbers of species in this century will survive only in humane zoos.
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Marblesky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So cute! :happybounce: 
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a cute little baby :heart: Seeing rare young animals can really make your heart sore :aww:
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NEMESIS-THE-AVENGING Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS SO FLUFFY AND ADORABLE!!!1:happybounce: Neko Girl-13 (Fangirling Sparkles) [V1] 
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Daramoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Awww ♥
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:iconsiveir:
Siveir Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Nádherné stvořeníčko, absolutně neodolatelné :meow: :heart:
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:iconhuskylover133:
Huskylover133 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
IM PARALYZED BY IT'S CUTNESS!!!!!!!!!
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:iconandilizi:
Andilizi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my dear Lord! Look at that beautiful little baby<3 I pray he grows up safe and healthy!
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A1r2i3e4l5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
OMG!!!!! :la: :squee: :faint: that's it, I died from cuteness!!!! Awesome pic!!!!
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:iconshiro-crow:
Shiro-Crow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwwww
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:iconphotoelizabeth:
PhotoElizabeth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Jejda :)
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:iconbubbiies:
bubbIies Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! What an adorable little kitty! :3
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:icongruuvvi:
gruuvvi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Those eyes are so adorable and innocent c: Glad to hear that those rare leopards breed :)
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:iconnotesfrommrkangaroo:
NotesFromMrKangaroo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OHHHHH!!!! It's so cute and fluffy!!!!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am very happy that your country is successful in breeding them. I have heard 3 babies were born in France. I hope the Philly Zoo here in the US (in PA) can succeed with breeding their female Emma!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cute!
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:iconcindy1701d:
cindy1701d Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Oh, how cute. :)
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:iconjuliethestrange:
juliethestrange Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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melisnirvana Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
what an adorable floof :iconkissingplz:
they are such beautiful creatures....


if only those crazy cat people (ones that have like 5-20 cats -_-) actually took the time to save these wild gorgeous animals instead of breeding (or enabling them to) and dirtying the surrounding area...
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   General Artist
I love him!~ This is an adorable photo!~ :)
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:iconbloodymizz:
BloodyMizz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG NOOOOOOO! noooooo! I'm dying! waaaaaaaaah! it is so CUTE!!!!!!
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:iconspringheart16:
Springheart16 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH SO CUTTEEEE *Squeeee*
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DragonsPainter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=O

I

LOVE

HIM

<3
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:iconlia-a-eastwood:
lia-a-eastwood Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional
Amur leopards are so rare, I fear the worst.
But hope never dies... *wish*
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:iconricuchuu:
RicuChuu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
PUFF BALL! CUTE CUTE PUFFY BALL
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:iconsplash-of-equine:
splash-of-equine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cute :lol:
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:iconnyahnikki:
NyahNikki Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....dry cyle is over..let the cuteness begin!
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DestyPanthera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Filmographer
Yaaay, Czech republic for breeding Amur leopards! :-D

And OMG, WHY ARE YOU TORTURING ME WITH FUZZY CUTENESS???
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:iconskachacha:
SkaChaCha Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Oh my gosh, he is soooo adorable! I want to hug him!
Really good shot. :aww:
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I think at this point it might be a good idea to collect as many wild ones as possible and start an intensive breeding program before re-releasing them, much like what was done for the California Condor.
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Superkati Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
awwww so cuuuute :D
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:iconcrimson-truth:
Crimson-Truth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
... :la: It's so fluffy! *Hugs it.* So cute~ >3<
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xXMusic-MuseXx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw :aww: It looks so regal just sitting their.
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Awww, sooooooo cute! Nice capture!
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:iconmikachusango:
MikachuSango Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo kawaii!!! I wanna hug it sooo much XD
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:icons3lenka:
s3lenka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Adorable but he looks hmm... a little sad ?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
maybe :D
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:iconlotr1000:
lotr1000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Oh... my.... gosh...... this is the cutest thing ever!!!!!! SQUEE :) I want to give it a hug! Thanks for sharing this adorable pic!
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:iconfch1993:
fch1993 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
so cute
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gleekygirl22x Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I had never heard of these until I saw the WWF appeal. I really want to adopt one, but I live in Ireland so it's not possible. This cub is so cute! Can I try and draw a picture based on it? I'll give you credit if you like, since I can't draw and it'll come out horrible.
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We're not stupid, we know we're called Gred and Forge

I'm not a box, there are more than four sides to me

You think killing people will make them like you but it doesn't, it just makes people dead

Klaine :heart:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Yes, you can - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D


good luck with drawing :D
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:iconsabethalamora:
SabethaLamora Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
SO. FLUFFY!
*Dies of over-exposure to fluffyness*
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:iconwhiteduff:
whiteduff Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
he's soo cute!! i could die too... :)
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:iconmaybe-its-crazy:
Maybe-Its-Crazy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I could just die from the cuteness ^_^
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BloodiVampireKiss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... He looks Chinese xD.
But awww (:
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RurouniGemini83 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Adorable, amazing, and beautiful!
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jillvalentine01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Awww, look how adorable!! :heart: It's just a horrible sham that these cute little guys are almost extinct!! DX

Why would ppl want to kill this cute little ball of fluff anyways? I mean look at him, why would you hurt that cute little face? :(
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
because they are idiots :(
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:iconjillvalentine01:
jillvalentine01 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
too true my friend, too true DX :(
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You'll be happy to know that my hometown zoo just successfully birthed a little amur in late August. :love: It's a mixed bag, though - his sister didn't survive and he himself wasn't gaining weight like he should. :( But now the keepers are hand rearing him so he's in good shape. :) Just came on display this past weekend so people will get to see the keepers feeding him and such.
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