Kati Penovich


Excellent, Sandra Markle, Primary, Leopard, Endangered Species, Extinction, Wildlife Conservation

Document Type

Book Review


With only fifty of their species currently living in the wild, Amur leopards are the rarest big cats on Earth. Amur leopards once roamed Russia, China, North Korea, and South Korea, but now the big cats’ habitat is limited to one small area about the size of the state of Rhode Island. In recent years, a reintroduction program was launched to bring a second group of Amur leopards to the wild and thus prevent the Amur leopard’s extinction by disease or other catastrophic event. The Great Leopard Rescue focuses on the success that has been made so far in saving Amur leopards from extinction and the ongoing program that is attempting to steadily increase the Amur leopard population over the coming years.