Love game of far Eastern leopards first came in sight of the cameras

© Moscow Sooperlooper. Archive photoLove game of far Eastern leopards first came in sight of the cameras© the Moscow Zoo

Scientists for the first time in the history of observing leopards in the wild was recorded by mating these rare predators – frames obtained in the national Park «Land of leopard» in Primorye, according to the institution.

«Really valuable shots were taken in the North woods national Park. For love games caught the leopard at number Leo 64M and his unknown partner… Today Leo 64M for about three years, and this is probably his first pair: was about the age of these cats reach sexual maturity. It is not excluded that the young leopard took a «girl» right out from under the nose of the adult and experienced males that live nearby,» — said in the message.

Scientists during the summer semi-annual inspection of the automatic cameras installed that the frames are made in early spring.

According to experts, usually the meeting lasts about five days, after which they abruptly lose each other interest. The gestation period lasts for 90 days and if successful birth of a child born 1-3 the kitten, the education of which the male is not directly involved.

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