Outside Animals

Amur Leopard Panthera pardus orientalis

Habitat

The few that exist in the wild are found in remote parts of the China/Russia border called the Amur River Valley, the mountains of Northeast China, and the Ussuri River Valley across the China-North Korea border and the Korean Peninsula.

Diet in the wild

Prey on small animals such as roe, musk and sika deer, hare, and badgers

Diet at the Zoo

Meat

Fascinating Facts

  • There are fewer than 35 Amur leopards in the wild.
  • Can leap more than 20 feet horizontally and 10 feet vertically.
  • Can run up to 37 miles per hour.
  • Nocturnal, meaning they sleep during the day and hunt for food at night.
  • Store food in trees to keep it away from scavengers.