Several factors contribute to the endangerment of the amur leopard, including habitat destruction, human conflict, poaching, small population size and lack of genetic variation. It is estimated there are approximately 30... More »

Some interesting and important facts about leopards include that there are nine subspecies of leopards, and it is recognized as one of the four big cats along with tigers, lions and jaguars. Leopards are nocturnal and so... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats

The Amur leopard, or Panthera pardus orientalis, lives in the far eastern part of Russia. Other names for the solitary animal include the Far East leopard, Manchurian leopard and Korean leopard. These large cats live bet... More »

The Arabian oryx is endangered because of habitat destruction and hunting for its meat, hide and trophies. In 1972, the species was declared extinct in the wild and survived only in captivity. Starting in 1982, captive b... More »

Jaguars are endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting and persecution by cattle ranchers. They are only endangered in certain parts of their range, such as the United States, Mexico and El Salvador. They do have... More »

Amur leopards have no natural predators, but humans have hunted them extensively for their furs. One of the most endangered animals on the planet, scientists estimate that there are fewer than 50 individuals living in th... More »

A few amur leopards live in temperate forests in far eastern Russia, a small part of northeast China, possibly in North Korea and in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Others reside in zoos worldwide. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats