Challenge to spot one of the world’s rarest big cats hiding in this picture – Today News

Challenge to spot one of the world’s rarest big cats hiding in this picture – Today News


 One of the rarest big cats in the world is hiding in this picture – but can you spot it?    But tragically there are only 120 living in the wild in their natural habitat in eastern Russia after decades of poaching   The rare animal was snapped at the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, a national park set up by the Kremlin to save this species, reported The Siberian Times  At the last count, there are only 86 adults and 21 adolescents known to be living in the wild Find the answer at the bottom of the article .     More are in zoos around the world, but poaching in the Soviet era led the species to virtual extinction as a wild animal  .  .  The national park also protects endangered Amur tigers, the world’s largest big cat, and there are populations of brown and back bears  By 2007 only 30 Amur leopards were counted in the wild in the Russian Far East and extinction seemed all but inevitable   But the species had an unexpected population boom in 2016 after 16 cubs were spotted in a nature reserve set up by Vladimir Putin  Camera traps in the 1,000 square mile Land of the Leopard National Park counted the new arrivals, including three born to a leopardess named Queen Borte – after the famously fertile first wife of Genghis Khan – by Hollywood action hero Steven Seagal  The flurry of births and also tougher penalties on poachers have helped the population grow  Penalties were imposed against poachers seeking the skins of leopards and also Siberian tigers, also an endangered species  While the rising number of leopards has led to attacks on farm livestock, a special scheme was put in place to avoid angry farmers shooting the predators And the answer is.

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