In an amazing tale of recovery, Amur leopard populations have more than doubled in just seven years. New census data reveals Amur leopards in Russia’s Land of the Leopard National Park now number at least 57 cats (up from just 30 cats in 2007). And an additional 8-12 leopards were counted in adjacent areas of China.
100 years ago today, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. This was extinction at the hand of man, but led to one of the first successful conservation acts that has since helped protect others species.
When Faru, a 10-year-old, male black rhinoceros, arrived from Zoo Atlanta earlier this summer, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female rhino, Seyia, got more than a 2,800-pound neighbor. She got a potential mate.