Amur leopard

noun

Definition of Amur leopard

:a highly endangered leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) formerly inhabiting southeastern Siberia, Manchuria, and Korea but now much restricted in range
  • The Amur leopard is the northern most of the eight leopard sub-species, and lives only in a small corner of the Far East near the Sino-Russian border.
  • —Tom Parfitt, Guardian (London)2 June 2005
  • Zoo staff began an Amur leopard population management plan last year, in which the zoo will oversee captive breeding in North America for the world's rarest large cat.
  • —Maricella MirandaSaint Paul Pioneer Press8 Mar. 2007

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Origin and Etymology of amur leopard

from the Amur river in northeastern Asia


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