One of my favourite animals, the Amur leopard, is (in captivity, at least) making some headway in population restoration.

These cats in the wild have a population of about 30-35 known.  I’ve been lucky enough to see one in captivity at a local zoo; despite people’s conflicting thoughts on zoos, I’d be sad if they died out before I ever got to see one, and they’re clearly flourishing better in captivity than in the wild.  Just a few years ago with the release of the Planet Earth series, they were about 40-45 known.

amur leopard

I’d love to be part of a team that works to repopulate this critically endangered species.

About Nikki

I've been writing since I was in kindergarten where I Crayola-markered an epic tale of a tiger and a balloon on a stack of lined papers folded into a booklet and stapled along the edge (carefully, and by my teacher). I love DIY, sewing, folksy music, animals and getting out to look at and listen to nature.
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