New home for rare leopards

Rare Chinese leopards have moved into their new home at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury.

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Rare Chinese cats get new home

Rare Chinese leopards have moved into their new home at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury.

The elusive animals from north China aren't often seen in captivity. A new glass fronted enclosure's been specially built for them.

Neil Spooner, Animal Director said: "Leopards occupy the largest geographical range of any species of cat. They are found throughout Africa, Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, north into China and the Russian Federation.

"Sadly the north Chinese leopard is now restricted to small fragmented populations in northern China."

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