This is a North Chinese Leopard and is the third rarest cat in the world. These leopards are found in China. It’s range extends from Sichaun in southern China, north to Beijing. Their fragmented population are found mostly in isolated mountain ranges. It is estimated there are approximately 2500 remaining in the wild, and there are fewer than 100 in captivity. Nearly all the captive North Chinese leopards are found in zoos in Europe. They are listed as endangered by the IUCN as their population continues to dwindle. Their numbers are dwindling for the same old reasons US. Becomes a little tiring having to write the same old thing....Her name is Atava and again was photographed at WHF recently with the lovely photographer Ashley Vincent Check out Ashley's Website We had a blast!!! This is full frame and is a little soft on her nose but she was that close lol!

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app