• Status

    Critically Endangered

  • Size

    Up to 75 kg

  • Threat


  • Distribution

    Temperate forests

  • Diet


Spot the most endangered big cat in the world!

Leopard Heights is the largest facility of its kind in Europe. Designed as a purpose built breeding and reintroduction facility, it won the 2013 BIAZA Award for Significant Advances in Husbandry & Welfare. The Amur Leopard is the only big cat with a reintroduction programme approved by the IUCN.

The spectacular £300,000 reserve boasts a 10m tall viewing tower, giving guests an unrivalled view across Leopard Heights. From the 100 sq. m. viewing platform visitors come face to face with the Leopards as they scale their 10m tall wooden climbing frames.

At ground level you will discover a stunning viewing area with 8m tall glass walls giving incredible views into the reserve.


Amur Leopard habitats consists of the temperate forests of the Russian Far East and Northern China. For camouflage in the snow, their coat is paler than other Leopard subspecies.


During winter months the coat of an Amur Leopard will more than triple in length from 2cm to up to 7cm.


Females first breed at 3-4 years of age. After a gestation period of around 12 weeks, cubs are born in litters of 1-4 individuals.


Amur leopards are on the brink of extinction, with the most recent estimations of around 75 individuals left in the wild, therefore classifying them as Critically Endangered. Amur Leopards in zoos and wildlife parks worldwide are playing a vital role in assisting with the critical reintroduction efforts of this species.

Critically Endangered Amur Leopard (CR.David Roberts)

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