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Kansas wildlife park reports birth of rare leopard

July 21, 2010

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— A nonprofit wildlife park outside of Wichita has a rare new addition.

Officials at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard say their Amur leopard gave birth to a female cub on June 29.

The Amur leopard is considered one of the world’s most endangered big cats, with only an estimated 30 to 35 remaining in the wild. The leopards are found mainly along the Russia-China border.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is taking part in an international effort to save the Amur leopard. Assistant director Matt Fouts says the park has also bred endangered snow leopards and clouded leopards, among other big cats.

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