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World's rarest cat 'caught on cam' in Russia's Leopard Park

Russian Federation, Primorsky Krai
November 02, 2019 at 10:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

A wild Amur leopard, the rarest of the world's big cats, was filmed by a camera trap in Land of the Leopard National Park in Primorsky Krai in footage released on Friday.

According to the press service of the National park, "despite his old age, the male leopard showed excellent health and a playful Friday mood. In front of the camera, the predator played like a domestic kitten."

The Land of the Leopard National Park has 400 such camera traps, which help experts monitor the animals’ health and behaviour.

The park was set up in 2012 to save the Amur leopard, which was on the verge of extinction.

There only 120 Amur 'Siberian' leopards living in eastern Russia now.

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A wild Amur leopard, the rarest of the world's big cats, was filmed by a camera trap in Land of the Leopard National Park in Primorsky Krai in footage released on Friday.

According to the press service of the National park, "despite his old age, the male leopard showed excellent health and a playful Friday mood. In front of the camera, the predator played like a domestic kitten."

The Land of the Leopard National Park has 400 such camera traps, which help experts monitor the animals’ health and behaviour.

The park was set up in 2012 to save the Amur leopard, which was on the verge of extinction.

There only 120 Amur 'Siberian' leopards living in eastern Russia now.

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