This black and white photograph with Art Deco style matting depicts a young adult Amur leopard. The black and white imagery accentuates the contrast between its light coat color and beautiful dark spots. It also serves to emphasize the stark reality that Amur leopards are endangered and exist on the cusp of extinction.
This Amur leopard lives at the San Diego Zoo and is part of a larger effort by San Diego Zoo Global and other conservation groups to slowly build back a baseline population of this exceedingly beautiful and intelligent leopard subspecies. Their first pair of Amur cubs was born in 2018.
Donated By Jan Dye