Panthera pardus japonensis
IUCN Status: Endangered
The Northern Chinese leopard family at Howletts are a particular favourite with our visitors. These striking cats are one of the rarest subspecies of leopard. Sadly their numbers are shrinking in the wild due to habitat loss and a lack of wild prey.
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Leopards in general are in the odd position of being endangered in many parts of their range and relatively common and something of a pest in others. They are the most geographically widespread of all cats and have a great ability to live undetected alongside human settlements.
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We care for over 400 animals across 50 species. Our expert keepers look after the incredible animals that call our 100 acre park home, day in and day out and welcome you to take a peek into a world where the animals really do come first.
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