By: Emily Himes
The southeast Russia native, and critically endangered, Amur leopard has doubled in population since 2007, says the World WIldlife Fund. Census data from about 60% of the leopards habitat shows a drastic increase. There are currently 57, compared to the 30 cats counted in 2007. Several other Amur leopards have been seen in parts of China, which means that the population has doubled in less than ten years.
Each leopard is identified with the unique spots on his back by park rangers who set up cameras in the habitat. Over 10,000 pictures were taken to find 60 leopards. Russian and Chinese conservationists are now working together to try and create a nature reserve that stretches across the two countries.
Source: Fox News