A rare Amur leopard has been filmed by an intrepid Korean photographer in it's natural habitat in Far East Russia. With less than 100 of these striking and very beautiful cats left in the wild every sighting is something to be treasured. The male leopard looks to be in good condition as it cautiously investigates the area around where the photographer is hidden in his hide. Thanks to the efforts of Russia to protect these magnificent cats.
Any good news about wildlife is worth sharing and particularly if the entire population of an animal is less than 100 individuals. Camera traps have recorded new Javan rhino calves boosting their numbers to 72 which is incredibly encouraging. Poaching and habitat loss have created a critically endangered situation for these remarkable animals that now exist only in Ujong Kulon National Park on the island of Java. These precious babies offer hope for a species on the edge of extinction.