The Amur leopard or the Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a subspecies of leopard native to southeastern Russia and northeastern China.

800px-LeopordIt has been classified as Critically Endangered since 1996. Only 14–20 adults and 5–6 cubs were counted in a census in 2007, with a total of 19–26 Amur leopards in the wild. Results from a new survey indicate that the population may have risen to as many as 50 individuals, representing about a 50% increase from the last survey conducted in 2007.

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