Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals (Hardcover)

The World's Rarest Animals

By Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, 9780060535988, 33pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2006

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Thousands of animal species have vanished in the last two centuries, and many others, like the Amur leopard, are almost gone.Read and find out about the world's most fascinating endangered animals ... before they disappear

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Amur Leopard
Siberia (Russia), China and Korea
Fewer than 40 left

This solitary hunter is the rarest of the big cats. It lives in the dense forests of one small section of northeast Asia, where it hunts rabbits, badgers and deer. The Amur leopard is a good swimmer and climber, and often hides its kill in trees. It can weigh as much as one hundred fifty pounds and has a thick fur coat to help it survive in cold, snowy weather. Illegal hunting and habitat destruction have greatly endangered these leopards.

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