Scientific name: Panthera pardus japonensis
It is estimated that there are about 2500 North Chinese Leopards left in the wild.
Historic records from before 1930 indicate that North-Chinese leopards lived near Beijing and in the mountains to the north-west. They possibly ranged up to the southern Ussuri region. Today, only small and isolated populations remain.
About 100 North-Chinese leopards are kept in zoos worldwide, with the vast majority in Europe.