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Arabian leopard

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Hey guys noticed there was no thread for the Arabian leopard the smallest leopard subspecies and a cat thats really close to extinction The Arabian leopard has pelage hues that vary from pale yellow to deep golden or tawny and are patterned with rosettes. At a weight of about 30 kg (66 lb) for the male and around 20 kg (44 lb) for the female,
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Great that you started this thread. Hope you will maintain it
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Two videos about this rare specy:

The first one by the Al Jazeera english (2011):






A second movie commented by Jonathan Scott, well known thank to his Masai Marai movies in Kenya:




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Notice how they  looks different from other leopard subspecies both the mother and cub
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A video clip showing what appears to be an Arabian Leopard seeking shelter from tropical storm Luban has been posted online. 
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Great video of a male arabian leopard




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(09-18-2018, 01:47 AM)bigcatlover Wrote: Hey guys noticed there was no thread for the Arabian leopard the smallest leopard subspecies and a cat  thats really close to extinction The Arabian leopard has pelage hues that vary from pale yellow to deep golden or tawny and are patterned with rosettes. At a weight of about 30 kg (66 lb) for the male and around 20 kg (44 lb) for the female,

At the same time, because the Arabian lion is extinct, the leopard is the biggest Arabian cat, even the cheetah would doubtfully compete with the leopard for weight due to its skinny physique which is more for speed than power: http://www.catsg.org/cheetah/05_library/...Arabia.pdf

Levantine leopard vs South Arabian leopard, from the link above, Harrison and Bates: 
   

Check out the greenery of South Oman's Dhofar Mountains, which has Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve, one of a number of areas in the Arabian Peninsula that still has leopards (http://www.yemenileopard.org/files/cms/r...eopard.pdf): 




Ancient Yemeni or South Arabian relief of both a lion and leopard attacking prey, in the Walters Art Museum: https://art.thewalters.org/detail/76505
"On the left side of this relief, an Asiatic lion attacks a gazelle, while a rabbit tries to jump away from the gazelle's forelegs. On the right, a leopard jumps down from rocks onto the back of an ibex; a small rodent flees the hoofs of the ibex. Birds in the branches of acacia trees observe the two scenes. The frieze was broken in two during the civil war in Yemen in 1962, and the longer right section was discolored by fire. "

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Though this video is on the Arabian lion, it also shows a leopard and cheetah after the first minute: 



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Forward from (https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-bigcats...6#pid80376), the place in the UAE to watch out for, in case the leopard reappears, is the eastern mountainous region next to Oman and the Gulf of Oman.

Map of the UAE, with the Musandam Peninsula in the northeast: http://ontheworldmap.com/uae/uae-road-map.html

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Jabal Hafeet (Mount Hafeet) near Al Ain City in Abu Dhabi Emirate, where a leopard was sighted in 1949 (http://www.catsg.org/fileadmin/fileshari...irates.pdf, http://www.yemenileopard.org/files/cms/r...eopard.pdf), and where other species of organisms, including the caracal (https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environme...s-1.829133) and unique ones, have been sighted: https://gulfnews.com/uae/environment/uni...-1.1202677

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Hajar Mountains near Ras Al Khaimah, including the UAE's highest mountain, Jabal Jais, in the Musandam Peninsula (also where the leopard was sighted, up to the 2000s at least: http://www.catsg.org/fileadmin/fileshari...irates.pdf, http://www.yemenileopard.org/files/cms/r...eopard.pdf): https://gulfbusiness.com/maintenance-und...-accident/

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Wadi Wurayah in the Emirate of Fujairah, where the leopard is still rumoured to be (https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environme...h-1.650338, https://gulfnews.com/uae/environment/une...-1.2257589), but otherwise, where a leopard track was possibly observed in September 2007. Image supplied to Gulf News: https://gulfnews.com/uae/environment/une...-1.2257589

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Otherwise, for now, in the UAE, you can find these leopards at zoos, including a breeding centre for endangered fauna of the Hajar, within the Hajari region: 

Emirates Park Zoo near Abu Dhabi City (the capital): https://www.flickr.com/photos/shankaronl...444037495/ 

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Al Ain Zoo near Jabal Hafeet, Emirate of Abu Dhabi: https://www.alainzoo.ae/explore-zoo/animals/mammals 

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Al Hefaiyah Conservation Centre at Kalba (on the coast of the Gulf of Oman) in the Emirate of Sharjah, which breeds endangered fauna of the Hajar Mountains: http://www.sharjahupdate.com/2016/03/sha...-tourists/ 

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Robust nimr


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Source: https://lawrenceballconservation.com/2013/03/20/arabian-leopard-camera-trap-photos/
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MBS wants to bring the leopard, besides other wildlife, back to Al-Ula, an archaeological site in the mountainous region of the Hejaz, north of Medina in western Saudi Arabia: 

Saudi Gazette: http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/55888...t-to-world

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"[b]AL ULA —[/b] The Royal Commission for Al Ula announced its vision to responsibly develop Al Ula as a world heritage destination centered around conservation and collaboration with the local community.


Projects announced include the Sharaan Nature Reserve, Sharaan Resort and the establishment of The Global Fund for the Arabian Leopard, under the patronage of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier, minister of defense and chairman of the Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU).
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The National (UAE newspaper): https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/tra...1.861529#3

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"When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid the foundation stone for the development of a new ecotourism project in the kingdom in February, he helped launch a development that could transform a historic region in the country’s north-west through the revival of its natural ecosystems.

Developers want to attract as many as two million visitors to Al Ula. One of the cornerstones of the project is Al Sharaan Nature Reserve, where the region’s original ecosystem will be restored. It’s something that Amr Al Madani, chief executive of the Royal Commission for Al Ula, is passionate about.

“Al Ula is a place of spectacular natural beauty, with varied habitats that once thrived with life, coexisting with our early ancestors, as seen through rock inscriptions in the valleys,” Al Madani says. “We are committed to reliving these traditions of peaceful coexistence and preserving the natural beauty of Al Ula’s landscapes, as well as re-establishing the rich diversity of plant life and wildlife that once flourished here.”"
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I came across this: https://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservat...in-danger/

The Arabian Leopards of Oman by Andrew Spalton and Hadi Al Hikmani, illustrated by Vicky White. 

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(04-17-2019, 09:51 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: Otherwise, for now, in the UAE, you can find these leopards at zoos, including a breeding centre for endangered fauna of the Hajar, within the Hajari region: 

Emirates Park Zoo near Abu Dhabi City (the capital): https://www.flickr.com/photos/shankaronl...444037495/ 

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Al Ain Zoo near Jabal Hafeet, Emirate of Abu Dhabi: https://www.alainzoo.ae/explore-zoo/animals/mammals 

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Al Hefaiyah Conservation Centre at Kalba (on the coast of the Gulf of Oman) in the Emirate of Sharjah, which breeds endangered fauna of the Hajar Mountains: http://www.sharjahupdate.com/2016/03/sha...-tourists/ 

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The Emirate of Sharjah has another wildlife center dedicated for Arabian animals, especially the leopard, that's the Arabian Wildlife Center, or "Arabia's Wildlife Center": https://www.alshindagah.com/may2001/7.html

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https://universes.art/art-destinations/s...center/23/ 

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This centre had a sister facility that's now closed to the public, the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife (https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Arab..._277011088), which was replaced by Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre near Kalba (http://www.sharjahupdate.com/2016/03/sha...-tourists/), which I mentioned above. Back in 2001, the Breeding Centre had assisted the Yemeni zoos of Sana'a and Ta'izz, themselves meant for breeding or conserving local fauna such as the leopard, with taking care of their animals (http://www.wmenews.com/Information/Other...-69pdf.pdf).

The old Breeding Centre: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Arab..._277011088 

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