Rare Javan leopard cubs meet the public
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 9:51a.m.
Two Javan leopards, born in Berlin's Tierpark in January 2012, have been presented to the public this week.
The seven-week-old baby leopards were given their traditional names - Sri Kandi for the female and Arjuna for the male - by the Indonesian Ambassador to Germany, Dr Eddy Pratomo.
Tierpark is the only zoo outside of Indonesia which has Javan leopards.
The Java leopard, Panthera pardus melas,
is a subspecies of leopards confined to the Indonesian island of Java
and classified as critically endangered by the International Union of
Conservation of Nature since 2008.
The number of
mature breeding Javan leopards is believed to be fewer than 250. The
population is believed to be declining due to poaching and habitat
3 News / APTN
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