Saturday, 19 March 2011

In media

A female Amur Leopard and her cub were featured on Planet Earth’s episodes "From Pole to Pole" and "Seasonal Forests". The female's name is "Skrytnaya", which means 'The secretive one'. The male cub unfortunately died at the age of around 18 months; he was the result of inbreeding - the cub's sire was also Skrytnaya's sire.

The Animal Planet documentary, The Last Leopard (2008) is about the plight of Amur leopards in Russia.

In 2009, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) created an advertisement asking people to adopt one of the few Amur leopards left in an attempt to help conserve them. The campaign is ongoing, with a new advertisement created in 2011 and broadcast on some TV stations, including E4 (channel).

Footage of an Amur leopard was included in an episode of the BBC's Natural World series, titled 'The Secret Leopards' and first aired on 20 January 2010.

Amur leopards are mentioned in Episode 4, Season 5 of NBC's The West Wing.

A live webcam feed with sound of a female Amur Leopard and her two cubs is available at Tallinn Zoo website.

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