Amur Leopard

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. In 2007, only 19–26 wild leopards were estimated to survive in southeastern Russia and northeastern China. It was considered as one of the rarest cats on Earth.

As of 2015, fewer than 60 individuals were estimated to survive in Russia and China. Camera-trapping surveys conducted between 2014 and 2015 revealed 92 individuals in a 8,398 km2 large transboundary area along the Russian-Chinese border.

This photo I took in the world’s oldest zoo, the zoo of Schönbrunn / Austria

 

Image Details

 

Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: December 2018
Light: daylight cloudy
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 330 mm
Exposure: 1/1000 Seconds)
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 2500

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