35 of the World’s Rarest Animals in Alphabetical Awesomeness

Amur Leopard

While the number of Amur leopards doubled from 2007 to 2015, they are still critically endangered cats. There are about 60 of them living between Russia and China in the wild. Some may populate North Korea too, although we don’t know for sure how many. The biggest threats to their existence are habitat loss and poaching. They also do not reproduce fast or frequently enough. There has also been a problem with inbreeding degrading the genetics of the existing cats. Without enough cats to breed, they have no choice.

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