Top 10 Amur Leopard Facts For Kids
1. There are 100 Amur leopards left in the wild.
2. The Amur leopard is the world’s rarest big cat.
3. The Amur leopards have long busy tails. Their tails are between 32
and 35 inches long. In the winter they wrap themselves with their tales to help keep warm.
4. Amur leopards are nocturnal. They sleep during the day in sheltered
areas or cool caves.
5. Baby cubs stay with their mother for up to 2 years, at which point they
will become fully independent.
6. The Amur leopard’s fur is a spotted black and tan color, which acts as
7. The Amur leopard’s tongue has denticles on it. Denticles are little
hooks or rasps. They are used to scrape meat off of bones.
8. The Amur leopard does not have any natural predators because it is
at the top of the food chain.
9. If an Amur leopard cannot finish eating their prey, they often carry
and hide what is left.
10. The Amur leopards are the only leopard subspecies adapted to
survive in both the hot summer climate and the extreme, cold, snowy climate.
More Amur Leopard Facts For Kids
* Amur leopards are one of eight subspecies of leopards.
* Amur leopards live only in the Russian Far East and North East China.
* Amur leopards are known as the most accomplished stalkers and climbers out of all the big cats. Their immense strength allows them to attack prey that is up to 10 times their own body weight.
* The Amur leopard lives in a cool climate and has thick fur to help keep it warm.
* Males weigh between 70 and 105 pounds. But, they can weigh up to 165 pounds.
* In the wild, Amur leopards live for 10 to 15 years. In captivity, leopards have lived up to 20 years.
* Amur leopards can run up to 35 miles per hour. Typically, they use their speed to chase prey or run from a threat.
* The Amur leopard is a strict carnivore.
* It is reported that Leopards can leap up to 19 feet horizontally and 10 feet vertically.
* The Amur leopards are the only leopard subspecies adapted to survive in both the hot summer climate and the extreme, cold, snowy climate.
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