Rare Big Cat Numbers Rising On The Russia-China Border
The Amur tiger and the Amur leopard are returning from the brink of extinction, thanks to large-scale conservation efforts on the Russia-China borderBy Sebastian Martinez | February 25, 2015
There's something of a revival happening on the Russian-Chinese border.
First, World Wide Fund for Nature camera traps showed a family of Amur tigers in China, 18 miles in from the border — the first evidence that the critically endangered cat was breeding on the Chinese side of the border. (Video via World Wide Fund for Nature)
Then, less than a week later, a census of Amur leopards in the same region found the world's most endangered big cat had close to doubled its population in Russia, from 30 in 2007, to 57. (Video via World Wide Fund for Nature)