Persian leopards relax at Russia's reintroduction center

On March 23, some endangered Persian leopards were captured enjoying the spring sun in Russia's Sochi National Park.

The Sochi National Park, also known as Sochinsky National Park, is the second oldest national park in Russia. In 2009, a Persian leopard reintroduction center was established in the park in the hope of protecting the endangered big cat by releasing healthy and skilled captive-bred Persian leopards back into the wild.

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