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Amur Leopard

Most leopards are rarely found in cold or high-elevation environments, but instead live in the savannas of Africa where populations are relatively stable.


However, the Amur Leopard, a rare leopard subspecies, lives in the temperate forests and harsh winters of the Russian Far East. They are threatened by: unsustainable logging, forest fires, land conversion for farming or poaching for the illegal trade of their unique spotted coats.


The Amur leopard has a summer pelt of one inch thick fur that is replaced in the winter by three inch thick fur to provide warmth. Its coat is covered with widely spaced circles with thick borders and its long legs, used to walk in the snow, distinguish it from other leopard species.


It is one of the rarest wild cats in the world with an estimated 30 to 35 individuals remaining in the wild


World Wild Life organisation is working toward the protection of endangered species.

One mission is to use the best conservation science available and work with people to find solutions to save the marvelous array of life on our planet.


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Snow Leopard

Snow leopards have long thick fur, and their base color varies from smoky gray to yellowish tan, with whitish underparts. Their paws are wide, which distributes their weight better for walking on snow.


They live between 3,000 and 5,500 metres above sea level in the rocky mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.


The total wild population of the snow leopard is estimated at 5000.


Eurasian Lynx

The Eurasian lynx is the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and the wolf, and the largest of the four lynx species.


It is recognized by its short body, long legs and large feet. The ears have a characteristic black tuft at the tip while the paws have sharp retractile claws.


Whereas the minimum number from different populations (all summed up at their lowest ebb) for the whole of Europe once was approximately 700, today about 7,000 to 8,000 individuals survive

IUCN International Union for Conservation of NatureRed List of Threatened Species.


The Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species.


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Bonobos, arguably our closest relatives, are found only in the rainforests of the central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Africa. Populations have rapidly declined over the last 30 years because of poaching and habitat loss.


Bonobos live in the forests of Salonga National Park, the only national park where the species is found.  Invasion by gangs of poachers in the park has affected conservation efforts as civil unrest prevails in the region.


Compared to chimpanzees, bonobos have longer legs, shorter arms and a narrower mid-section. They are also generally smaller, with a rounder skull and flatter face. Their faces are black with vibrant red lips. Bonobos are covered with black fur that often turns grey when they get older.


Tree Kangaroo

Tree-kangaroos are a kangaroo adapted for life in trees. There are approximately 12 species of tree-kangaroos. Unlike their close cousins, their arms and legs are approximately the same length. Tree kangaroos also have much stronger fore-limbs to help in climbing the trees they inhabit.


They are mostly found in the rainforests of New Guinea, the far north east of Queensland and nearby islands, usually in mountainous areas



























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