Changchun, December 12 (Reporter Guo Jia) Recently, a "family of four" of Siberian leopards was rarely found in the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park. They found a snow-capped place, a small stream flowing, and the trees were covered with frost flowers, and they took a leisurely walk by the stream.
The reporter learned the news from the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park Administration on the 10th. Images taken by infrared cameras in the field show that three days ago, a female Siberian leopard with three cubs passed leisurely in the Chaoyanggou Forest Farm in the Dongning area of the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park.
Four Amur leopards walking in a wooded area. Photo courtesy of the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park Administration
According to the staff of the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park Administration, three leopard cubs walked in front, with the mother walking last. Judging from the picture, the three leopard cubs have reached the age of one, and the family of four is very healthy. They stop and go, and they are very alert.
It is understood that this is another surprise discovery in the Dongning area after the three leopards in the same frame were photographed in 2022, which also marks the fruitful results of the wildlife protection work in the Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park.
The Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park is located in the southern part of the Laoye Mountains at the junction of Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces, with a total area of 14065,26 square kilometers and 10 towns and villages in the two provinces. There are <> sub-bureaus in Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces, and the Dongning area is in Heilongjiang.
Since the establishment of the Siberian Tiger and Leopard National Park, it has continued to carry out wildlife habitat restoration, mountain clearance and wildlife monitoring, which has led to a significant increase in the number of wild Siberian tigers and Amur leopards in various areas.
According to the latest data, there are about 60 Siberian tigers and 60 Amur leopards living in the Siberian Tiger and Leopard National Park. Among them, the number of Siberian tigers is 2022 more than the number announced in 10. (ENDS)