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Amur leopard skin Amur Leopard skin seized by Russian Police Wildlife

The Amur leopard differs from other leopard subspecies by its thick fur that is pale cream-colored, particularly in winter. Rosettes on the flanks are 5 cm × 5 cm (2. 0 in × 2. 0 in) and widely spaced, up to 2. 5 cm (0. 98 in), with thick, unbroken rings and darkened centers. Its fur is fairly soft with long and dense hair. The length of hair on the back is 20–25 mm (0. 79–0. 98 in) in summer and up to 70 mm (2. 8 in) in winter. The winter coat varies from fairly light yellow to dense yellowish-red with a golden tinge or rusty-reddish-yellow. In summer, the fur is brighter with more vivid coloration pattern. It is rather small in body size, with males larger than females. Males measure from 107–136 cm (42–54 in) with a 82–90 cm (32–35 in) long tail, a shoulder height of 64–78 cm (25–31 in), and a weight of 32. 2–48 kg (71–106 lb). Females weigh from 25–42. 5 kg (55–94 lb).

Whitney Chapman

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