Name our Amur Leopards!

The public is being asked to name the pair of Amur Leopard cubs born recently at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.

The cubs are now nine weeks old, and recent health checks have revealed they are both female.

The sisters are part of international efforts to save the species. Amur Leopards suffer from habitat loss, increasing prey scarcity, disease, and poaching for their beautiful fur, and experts estimate there are 70 individuals left in the wild, making this species one of the rarest big cats in the world.

The deadline to get your vote in is the 27th September.

The zoo’s keepers have proposed a choice of female names in keeping with the Leopard’s native range in Far East Russia:

Your vote:
Ekaterina – meaning "pure"
Kira – meaning "ruler"
Samara – meaning "protected by God"
Sofiya – meaning "wisdom"
Krasota – meaning "beauty"
Olga – meaning "holy"





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