This is an Amur Leopard. I met him in captivity. It breaks my heart to tell you that there are only thirty left in the wild. Yes, you read that right. Only THIRTY - Three-Zero. They are poached largely for their beautiful, spotted fur. And it’s not just the leopards - all the big cats are teetering on the brink of extinction. You can learn more about it at CauseAnUproar.org, a National Geographic initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Whether you have time, money, friends, or creativity, you can make a difference. Please share the initiative and consider donating.
I would hate to raise my kids in a world where all the beautiful things are dead.