Rare Amur leopard moves into Kansas City Zoo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo is about to become home to one of the world's rarest cats.

But this is no house cat.

Natalia is a 10-year-old female Amur leopard. The Asian cats are one of the rarest felines in the world, with only about 45 believed to be in the wild.

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Only 38 zoo facilities in the United States exhibit Amur leopards.

This particular Amur joined the zoo's African Congo area on Thursday, April 4. To welcome her, the zoo put in new logs for climbing and scratching, a new sand area for digging and a hollowed log for resting.

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