Saturday, 19 March 2011


Of the nine subspecies of leopards, the Amur leopard shows the strongest divergence in coat pattern.[3] The coat is of a pale, cream color (especially in winter) and has widely spaced rosettes with thick, black rings and darkened centers.[3] The length of the coat varies between 2.5 cm (1 in) in summer and 7.5 cm (3 in) in winter. The paler coat and longer fur of the Amur leopard make it distinct from other subspecies. They are also known to have light, blue-green eyes.

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