Update Post: November 30, 2023 5:20 pm
Date: November 20, 2023 Time: 10:01:14
All of the spotted cats ended up in the same family tree. An analysis based on a series of photomonitoring data from 2013 to 2023 showed that it branches into ten separate lineages, the largest of which includes three generations of predators at once. This may provide information about the distribution of leopard cubs in the wild.
Thus, the daughter of the female Leo 101F from the first litter remained in her mother’s place, and the kitten from the next, Leo 252M Martin Fierro, moved 70 kilometers away from her mother’s habitat. He arrived at a place where leopards had not been seen in decades.
“The creation of a detailed pedigree is important, since detailed information about the population is the basis for competent management and conservation,” says Taisiya Marchenkova, an employee of the scientific department of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of the Land of the Leopard.
In the protected areas of the “Land of the Leopard” there is the largest network of camera traps in Russia – 400 automatic cameras. Photomonitoring is one of the most effective non-contact methods for studying animals as rare and hidden as the Far Eastern leopard, the rarest big cat on the planet. Today there are 125 individuals in the national park.