Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:32 pm
Rare couple of Amur leopards photographed in China
The Associated Press
The International Union for Conservation of Nature concluded in 2007 that the cats were extinct in China and a handful lived in Russia. But a survey in China's Jilin province in April found eight of the big cats, thanks in part to a nature reserve created in Hunchun city in 2011.
Hunchun wildlife official Lang Jianmin told China's Xinhua News agency that a field video camera captured a male and female on Nov. 16, looking `'very much like lovers." The solitary cats mate about once every three years.