Amur leopard

noun

Definition of Amur leopard

  1. :  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 Miranda, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, 8 Mar. 2007

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Origin and Etymology of amur leopard

from the Amur river in northeastern Asia


First Known Use: 1973


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