Monochrome Madness 3-10

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole.

Amur Leopard

The graceful, “Critically endangered”  Amur Leopard. Threatened by loss of habitat, poaching and (due to the very small wild population) inbreeding, less than 50 adults still remain in the wild today.  This is one of the (approx) 200 Amur leopards living in captivity worldwide.  Although I have very mixed feelings seeing these beautiful animals caged, the involvement of zoos would seem essential to the survival of the Amur Leopard. They  provide financial support, raise public awareness and  maintain a carefully managed “genetic reservoir” for reintroduction programmes.

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