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North Chinese Leopard
(Panthera pardus japonensis)
sign These leopards live in northern China, south of the Amur leopards. Listed as Endangered, one step below Critically Endangered. Approximately 2500 remain in the wild in highly fragmented ranges. Only about 100 exist in captivity. We are home to a highly genetically diverse population which will allow us to continue this species for another 2-3 generations, with the recent addition of cats from Germany and France. However, new founder blood (wild-caught) is needed to maintain a genetically sound captive colony. There is a possibility of receiving captured 'problem' animals that would otherwise have been destroyed.. They are large leopards, with darker orange background fur than other leopard subspecies. Their rosettes are large, have much darker enclosed fur, and sometimes even a spot within the rosette - traits common in jaguars, but not seen in other leopard subspecies.
North Chinese Leopards at EFBC/FCC
junjie
JunJie
Son of Kandgi and KimLee, born here on 10 May 2007. Handraised. Photo history at
2007 births
kandgi
Kandgi
Male, born 29 June 1993, arrived from Magdeberg in East Germany in February 1995. His brother Jama was imported at the same time; he was sent to San Diego Zoo later. Kandgi fathered 3 cubs with KimLee. More Photos - July 06, Jan 04, Kandgi 01, Kandgi 00, Kandgi
kimlee
KimLee
Daughter of Bao and NayLee, born here on 14 June 1996. Mother raised, and so not friendly at all. Paired with Kandgi, parents of LiMing, Yanna, and JunJie. Photo history at
1996 births
liming
LiMing
Daughter of KimLee and Kandgi, born here on 26 February 2006. Hand raised with sister Yanna, as KimLee had several previous litters not survive. Photo history at
2006 births
tao
Tao
Son of Bao and Tai Chi, born here on 29 April 1994. Handraised. More Photos - 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, Tao
yanna
Yanna
Daughter of KimLee and Kandgi, born here on 26 February 2006. Hand raised with sister LiMing, as KimLee had several previous litters not survive. Photo history at
2006 births

Video/sounds of our Chinese leopards