The Amur leopard is an oddity among leopard species. Unlike its relatives who inhabit the warm savannas of Africa, the Amur leopard is well adapted to the cold mountain habitats of Russia's Far East. The Amur leopard has long limbs that enable it to walk through deep snow. When the seasons turn cold, the Amur leopard sheds its shorter, golden colored coat in favor of a longer, lighter colored coat which provides it with added insulation and camouflage.
The Amur leopard lives in the forests of the Sihote Alin Mountain Range where much of the year it encounters deep snow and harsh climates. It relies on roe deer, sika deer, wild boar, musk deer, and small mammals such as hares and badgers for its food supply.
- Mass: 50-60kg (males), 30-35kg (females)
- Diet: large mammals (such as roe deer, sika deer, and wild boar), small mammals (such as badgers and hares)
- Mating Season: little known, possibly year-round
- Number of Offspring: up to 6 (average 2-3)