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10 of the cutest endangered species

By: Laura Moss on Sept. 20, 2012, 5:57 p.m.
Amur leopard

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Amur leopards

Native to southeastern Russia, the Amur leopard is listed as critically endangered, with fewer than 60 animals left in the wild. Also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard, it’s been reported that some males stay with females after mating and may even help rear the young. The species is threatened by poaching, habit loss and climate change.