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Rare leopard moves into Kansas City Zoo

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 16:35:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A critically endangered Asian cat can now call the Kansas City Zoo its home.

Zeke is a four-year-old Amur leopard that has relocated to Kansas City from a zoo in Illinois.

He will join 17-year-old Natalia in the exhibit, but they will take turns being on display since leopards are normally solitary creatures.

Zeke weighs 110 pounds and can leap eight to 10 feet in the air.

Fewer than 100 Amur leopards exist in the wild due to hunting and logging destroying their habitat along the China-Russia border.

Zoo visitors can see Zeke and Natalia in the West Africa section.