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Rare Leopard Cubs Spotted In China For First Time

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Camera traps have recorded rare Amur leopards breeding in China's Wangqing Nature Reserve for the first time ever -- good news for a species whose numbers have dwindled to just 50 individuals recently. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) captured the photos, which show a mother leopard and her two cubs.


"This incredible find is important for two reasons," Joe Walston, WCS Executive Director for Asia Programs, told Mongabay. "Firstly, it shows that our current efforts are paying off but, secondly, it shows that China can no longer be considered peripheral to the fate of both wild Amur leopards and tigers."
You can see the entire video of the leopards here, and Mongabay.com has some excellent photos of the leopard cubs captured by the camera traps.

"This incredible find is important for two reasons," Joe Walston, WCS Executive Director for Asia Programs, told Mongabay. "Firstly, it shows that our current efforts are paying off but, secondly, it shows that China can no longer be considered peripheral to the fate of both wild Amur leopards and tigers."

You can see the entire video of the leopards here, and Mongabay.com has some excellent photos of the leopard cubs captured by the camera traps.