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Feb 05 2014

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Amur Leopard Maze

Amur Leopard Maze

Amur Leopard Maze

Try your hand at solving the Amur Leopard Maze.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) estimates that there are fewer than 40 individuals of this subspecies of the leopard left alive in the wild.  Their range is in the far east of Russia, and northern China.  There may be some left in Korea too.  They are a critically endangered species, and have been hunted extensively by people for their beautiful pelt, and their habitat is shrinking.  Conservationists feel that there may be hope that the Amur Leopard will once again have a thriving population.  This is in part because another large cat, the Amur Tiger has recovered substantially from a low of 40 or so individuals to about 450 now.

The Amur Leopard has widely spaced spots (rosettes) that distinguish it from other leopards.  It also has longer legs, and it’s coat changes with the seasons.  It is lighter and thicker in the winter, and darker and shorter in the summer.  I’ve made sure to emphasize the rosettes in my maze so they closely resemble the ones on the Amur Leopard.

The original artwork is on a 9″ x 12″ Bristol white vellum acid free piece of paper; drawn with Copic india ink.  Copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.

You can see the solution to the Amur Leopard maze here.

Download a PDF of the Amur Leopard maze here!

The Amur Leopard Maze is available as a greeting card, here.

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