Arabia’s last leopards

Arabia’s last leopards

Oman struggles to save endangered cats
Once thriving across the Middle East, the Arabian leopard is now considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which estimates there are fewer than 200 in the wild with the largest single population of 50 to 100 in the mountains of southern Oman.
Hadi al-Hikmani, who helps run the Oman government’s Arabian leopard project, examines a camera trap in the Jebel Samhan Nature Reserve in an effort to gather data on the critically endangered big cat.
A 4-year-old Arabian leopard called “Spoti” walks through grass at the Breeding Center for the Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Arabia’s last leopards

Once thriving across the Middle East, the Arabian leopard is now considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which estimates there are fewer than 200 in the wild with the largest single population of 50 to 100 in the mountains of southern Oman.
Hadi al-Hikmani, who helps run the Oman government’s Arabian leopard project, examines a camera trap in the Jebel Samhan Nature Reserve in an effort to gather data on the critically endangered big cat.
A 4-year-old Arabian leopard called “Spoti” walks through grass at the Breeding Center for the Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
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