Author: Anastasia Eren

Anastasia Eren was born in Ankara, Turkey and moved to Washington, DC in 2013. During her senior year in high school, she completed the High School College Internship Program (HISCIP) at George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. With her great experience in fine and digital arts, she enjoys working with a vast range of materials and subjects. Anastasia is an experienced artist with focuses that include painting, drawing, murals, and digital illustration. She is currently a sophomore Communication Design student focusing on Advertising at PrattMWP, Pratt Institute’s upstate campus in Utica, NY.

Amur Leopard

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“People usually think of leopards in the savannas of Africa but in the Russian Far East, a rare subspecies has adapted to life in the temperate forests that make up the northern-most part of the species’ range. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This incredible animal has been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically.

The Amur leopard is solitary. Nimble-footed and strong, it carries and hides unfinished kills so that they are not taken by other predators. It has been reported that some males stay with females after mating, and may even help with rearing the young. Several males sometimes follow and fight over a female. They live for 10-15 years, and in captivity up to 20 years. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.” (WWF)

Unfortunately, Amur Leopards are critically endangered. Humans have pushed further with their livestock into the Amur Leopard’s habitat. Amur Leopards are one of the rarest big cats in the world with an estimated 60 solitary individuals left in the wild.