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Chilka, a four months Amur Leopard, walks around its enclosure at the 'Parc de la Tete d'Or' park in Lyon, on December 27, 2013. The Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), a very rare species of leopard living on the borders of Russia and China, is the winner of the 2013 WWF award dedicated to the positive evolution of an endangered species, as its population has increased by 'over 50% over the last five years', according to the Switzerland-based conservation organization. (Jeff…

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and Jilin Province of northeast China, and is classified as Critically Endangered since 1996 by IUCN. Only 14–20 adults and 5–6 cubs were counted in a census in 2007, with a total of 19–26 Amur leopards extant in the wild

Amur Leopard ~ The rarest cat on earth.

Rare Female Amur Leopard - Marwell by wendysalisbury, via Flickr

Bakka, a.k.a. Mr. Cool, lives up to his nickname.