Adopt a leopard

Fewer than 70 Amur leopards remain in the wild, and their habitat is under threat from logging, forest fires and land clearance for farming.

The Amur leopard is a nocturnal creature that lives and hunts alone. Its unique coat – which has widely spaced rosettes with thick black borders – makes it easy to distinguish from other species of leopard.


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Your adoption really helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor Amur Leopard movement and reduce human-Amur leopard conflict.

Protect these incredible animals and receive:

Cuddly Amur leopard toy

Cuddly toy

An optional soft toy to love forever.

My Amur leopards magazine

Regular updates

Both Wild World and My Amur Leopards magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.

Fact pack

Fact pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

A wonderful gift at any time of year

A wonderful gift

Give a gift that will help protect the future of Amur leopards and their habitats

Map of Amur leopards range

In the wild, Amur leopards are only found around the border areas between the Russian Far East and north-east China, in a range that’s smaller than 2,500 sq km. That’s an area smaller than Dorset.


2,500km²current range

Habitat destruction

Loss and fragmentation of habitat caused by the conversion of forest to agricultural land and illegal and unsustainable logging

Amur Leopard silhouette

Loss of prey

Amur leopard prey is in decline because of hunting, fires and habitat loss.

Human silhouette


Amur leopards are at risk from poaching - their beautiful coats are particularly sought after, as well as their bones which are used in traditional Asian medicines.

20% paof habitataffected by fires

Forest fires

Both the Amur leopard habitat and their prey are being loss due to forest fires.

How we can help

We’ve helped significantly to increase the numbers of deer and wild boar in Amur leopard habitat – by supplementing the food of these prey species during hard winters, vaccinating wild boar against disease, and educating wildlife managers and hunters on how to maintain healthy population numbers of ungulates.

We work alongside TRAFFIC (the wildlife trade monitoring network) to investigate and crack down on the illegal trade in Amur leopard products – and to reduce demand, so that this trade will no longer be a significant threat to the conservation of this species.

We’re working with local communities, regional authorities and governments to increase the amount of protected land that’s available to Amur leopards. We promote ways to reduce illegal and unsustainable forest practices.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • restore and link areas of forest, so leopards can move between habitats
  • gain government agreement to safeguard existing nature reserves
  • promote sustainable use of natural resources in the region
  • establish a programme to increase prey numbers
  • equip and train local firefighters to reduce the impact of forest fires
  • Increase fines for poaching and illegal trade of leopards and prey species
  • fund our other essential work around the world

Amur leopards can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour, and has been reported to leap more than 6m horizontally and 3m vertically.

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