Amur Leopard - Page 1&2:
In The Wild | 3&4:
In Captivity | 5&6:
Subspecies Description |
7: Weight & Length Figures | 8&9: Conservation
Amur leopard breeding:
Sexual maturity typically occurs at 2.5 - 3 years. In the wild the breeding season for Amur leopards normally occurs in January and February. The gestation period is 90-105 days and litter sizes range from 1-6 cubs.
heat make a purring
to help advertise the fact. This is more correctly
known as 'rumbling'.
Amur leopard cubs:
At 10 days old the cubs start to see the world, when their eyes open. They are weaned by 3 months and leave the protection of their mother at 18-24 months.
Tigers and leopards scent mark trees to signal their presence. Scratching, defecation and urine spraying are all used. The urine odour tells a male when a female is coming into heat. This same smell also tells experts which cat has passed by recently. Tiger and leopard urine differs greatly, with tiger urine being quite sweet, while the leopard produces a urine similar to the domestic cat.
Photography With Thanks To The Feline
Conservation Center (Photo 1)