Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

This unique female Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), who was born May 11, 2017, came to the Foundation as a gift for our education program to inspire our visitors to help ensure that animals like this will be around for future generations. The Amur leopard, also known as the Far Eastern leopard, show the strongest and most consistent divergence in pattern. The coat of the Amur leopard is fairly soft with long and dense hair and the color varies from a fairly light yellow to dense yellowish-red in winter and a brighter more vivid coloration in summer. The Amur leopard also has widely...

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Bow – Clouded Leopard

Bow – Clouded Leopard

This handsome male clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), who was born in May 2017, came to the Foundation because he was born without part of his tail and the facility he was born at was concerned that the tail would cause balance problems. He is a welcomed addition to the Foundation because he will inspire our visitors that being different doesn’t have to hold you back. Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats because they normally weigh only around 40 pounds. In proportion to their body size, this species has the longest canines compared to body size of any living feline, so long that some...

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Fredrick – Snow Leopard

Fredrick – Snow Leopard

This handsome male snow leopard (Panthera uncia), who was born on May 13, 2017, came to the Foundation for observation and evaluation of a new genetic line of snow leopards. He will also join our education program to help visitors learn more about these allusive cats. At one point, the differences between snow leopards and other large cats were thought to be significant enough to place them in their own genus Uncia. Besides major differences in ecology, morphology, and behavior, one notable difference is their inability to roar like other large cats. Although it shares its name with the...

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Brenda 2 – Snow Leopard

Brenda 2 – Snow Leopard

Brenda 2 is a female snow leopard (Panthera uncia) born in August 2015. Brenda was given to us as a gift to be part of our non-invasive research program comparing how snow leopards adapt to their environments versus other big cats. As an ambassador, she will help educate the public on preservation efforts for her species. At one point, the differences between snow leopards and other large cats were thought to be significant enough to place them in their own genus Uncia. Besides major differences in ecology, morphology, and behavior, one notable difference is their inability to roar like...

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Nebula – Clouded Leopard

Nebula – Clouded Leopard

Nebula is a female clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) born in March 2015. Her namesake comes from the beautiful interstellar clouds of dust and ionized gases. Nebula has come to the Foundation to help us learn more about the behavior, health, nutrition, and soundness of these elusive animals. Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats because they normally weigh only around 40 pounds. In proportion to their body size, this species has the longest canines compared to body size of any living feline, so long that some people have compared them to the extinct saber-toothed tigers. The upper canines...

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Everest – Snow Leopard

Everest – Snow Leopard

Everest is a male snow leopard (Panthera uncia) born in summer 2013. He was brought here to become part of our educational and behavioral research program. A 100% healthy cat, we look forward to providing him with all that he needs to live a quality life. At one point, the differences between snow leopards and other large cats were thought to be significant enough to place them in their own genus- Uncia. Besides major differences in ecology, morphology, and behavior, one notable difference is their inability to roar like other large cats. Although it shares its name with the common leopard...

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Rosie – Clouded Leopard

Rosie – Clouded Leopard

Rosie is a female clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) born in July 2011. She is healthy, and was donated to be part of an animal behavior research project. Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats because they normally weigh only around 40 pounds. In proportion to their body size, this species has the longest canines compared to body size of any living feline, so long that some people have compared them to the extinct saber-toothed tigers. The upper canines may measure 4.0 cm or longer. The clouded leopard is named for its distinctive cloud-shaped markings. They are excellent climbers due to...

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Tshuma – African Leopard

Tshuma – African Leopard

Tshuma is a male African leopard (Panthera pardus) born in December 2009. In Swahili, Tshuma means “money maker”. In his youth, he was a budding actor. He appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as the Chelsea Lately show, and Animal Planet. Tshuma really enjoyed traveling but he has settled into his retirement and has become an ambassador to his species at the Foundation. The leopard is the smallest of the five ‘big cats’ of the genus Panthera, with the Asiatic leopard being smaller than its African counterpart. The African leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with...

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