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CCTV of rare Amur leopards at Twycross Zoo

CCTV has been released by Twycross Zoo of two of the world's most endangered big cats.

Video courtesy of Twycross Zoo.

Amur leopards live in China and south-eastern Russia.

With fewer than 50 of the cats left in the wild, the new arrivals form part of a conservation effort to save the species from extinction.

Click here to view pictures of the big cats.

Cute! World's rarest big cats born at Twycross Zoo

Staff at Twycross Zoo are celebrating the pitter-patter of little paws after the birth of two of the world's most endangered big cats, the Amur leopard.

Amur leopards are the most endangered big cats in the world, with fewer than 50 left in the wild
Amur leopards are the most endangered big cats in the world, with fewer than 50 left in the wild Credit: Twycross Zoo

With fewer than 50 of the cats left in the wild, the new arrivals form part of a conservation effort to save the species from extinction.

The two new arrivals form part of a conservation effort
The two new arrivals form part of a conservation effort Credit: Twycross Zoo

Amur leopards live in China and south-eastern Russia, where they face the threat of poaching, illegal logging, forest clearance and land development - on top of the risks posed by disease and in-breeding in such a small population.

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Mysterious artwork in Nottingham - could it be Banksy?

Details have emerged of a possible 'Banksy' graffiti artwork in Nottingham.

The painting is on a wall under a pedestrian footbridge across the canal in the city.

Could this be a piece of Banksy artwork?
Could this be a piece of Banksy artwork? Credit: Jack Chimes

Banksy is a graffiti artist based in the UK. He is also a political activist, film director and painter. His street art combines dark humour with graffiti in a stencilling technique.

READ MORE: Fears that Banksy will be removed from house in Cheltenham

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Sir Paul Smith makes official Tour de France posters

Sir Paul Smith says he's delighted to make the official posters for the Tour de France, as part of the cultural celebrations for the event coming to the UK.

Sir Paul, from Nottingham, was asked by the Culture Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid and has designed 3 posters to mark each stage. The race, which starts in Leeds tomorrow, is expected to pass through north Derbyshire on Sunday.

Read: Countdown to Le Grand Depart

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