This is so adorable that I knew cat-lovers here would enjoy it. Keep in mind that this is out in the mountainous wilds of Siberia, NOT in a zoo. What a lucky break!
And what a big ole kitty-cat! (Here is a little more information on this Critically Endangered cat subspecies — “back” takes you to the CSG leopard page, which is interesting, too.)
Population of the world’s rarest big cats has tripled from just over 30 Amur leopards in the early 21st century to over a hundred now. Most of the Amur Leopards live in the Far East of Russia, protected by the team of the Land of the Leopard National Park @Leopard_land pic.twitter.com/5V6E0L50yC
— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) September 5, 2021
If you’re on Twitter, that Land of the Leopard account linked above is mostly in Russian (Twitter translation works fine), but there are lots of good videos and pictures of tigers and other wildlife, too.
(And if you haven’t already checked it out, here is my eBook on big cats.)
Featured image: jpmatth, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0