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Photo Challenge: Spot One Of The Rarest Big Cats In The World

The rare Siberian leopard was snapped at the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, a national park set up by the Kremlin to save this species. Can you try and spot him? 

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    The almost impossible-to-find Amur - or Siberian - leopards often owe their survival to their ability to hide so well among the trees.

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    But tragically there are only 120 living in the wild in their natural habitat in eastern Russia after decades of poaching. At the last count, there are only 86 adults and 21 adolescents known to be living in the wild.


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    According to the Siberian Times, the rare animal was snapped at the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, a national park set up by the Kremlin to save this species.

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    This sprawling 1,000-square-mile protected area encompasses 60% of the habitat of the Amur leopard, the world's rarest cat species. Can you spot him in this photo?


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    A century ago, this big cat roamed the Korean peninsula, several provinces of China, as well as regions in eastern Russia.

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    Today they are virtually restricted to Russia's Primorsky region.


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    And the answer is....

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