The World’s Most Endangered Big Cat May Be on the Rebound – Yahoo News

The Amur leopard appears to have doubled its wild population in the past several years, from fewer than 40 adults in 2007 to 80 or more in 2014, and repopulated some of its historic range in China, according to a joint announcement by Russian and Chinese scientists. Land of the Leopard National Park, a federal nature reserve that sits on Russia’s far southeastern border with China, released the finding online last week. The count was compiled over two years, using camera traps to record images of the region’s leopards, which were then analyzed to pick out individual animals, said Jonathan Slaight, a wildlife biologist who collaborates with Russian scientists and conservationists in the region, called Primorsky Krai.

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