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Facts: An Amur leopard can live for 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years old in captivity. Leopards are carnivorous and their main prey is hoofed animals such as sika, roe and musk deer. They can swim and reach up to speeds of 59.6 km/h (37 mph) when running! The small population of Amur leopards can be found in a small portion of far-east Russia and a small area bordering China. Some sightings are also occasionally made in Korea.
Habitat: Grasslands, mountains and lowland forests.
Why they’re endangered: The only predator of leopards is humans who poach them for traditional medicines and their spotted coat. They are persecuted for eating livestock and are threatened by wildfires and loss of prey.
Facts: Newborn foals are able to stand after just six minutes and can run after just 40 minutes! Grevy’s zebras don’t have herds. Instead, stallions establish territories and mares cross into them to breed and give birth. Once the foals are old enough to travel, they and their mothers move on.
Habitat: Due to rapid population declines zebras are now confined to the arid grasslands of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya.
Why they’re endangered: Grevy’s zebras are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss.