Amur Leopards

The Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a subspecies of leopard that lives in the temperate forests of northern China and the far east of Russia. It has a 2.5 cm long coat in summer, replaced by a lighter, 7cm long coat in winter. The rosettes on its coat are more widely-spaced and have thick borders compared to other subspecies of leopards. It is now endangered due to unsustainable logging, habitat loss, forest fires, poaching and conflict with farmers.