1 Tahrcountry Musings: World's Rarest Big Cat Captured

Saturday, November 18, 2006

World's Rarest Big Cat Captured

Scientists have captured what is believed to be the rarest big cat on Earth, the Far Eastern leopard(Panthera pardus orientalis) in the remote forests of southeastern Russia. The bonanza occurred while the scientists of the New York based Wildlife Conservation Society were studying Siberian Tigers. Only 30 animals are thought to survive in the wild. The scientists did a thorough series of tests on the leopard, from studying its teeth to collecting sperm samples, before releasing the animal back into the wild. Scientists hope that the information gained will help them to devise appropriate conservation measures.

3 comments:

Ravi S Nair said...

This is good news

Napier Thomas said...

Good work wildlife conservation society

Sandra Lambert said...

This is indeed good news tahrman.This mysterious animal is likely to get more conservation initiatives with this capture.