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Royal Commission for AlUla Announces Birth of 2 Female Arabian Leopards

Royal Commission for AlUla Announces Birth of 2 Female Arabian Leopards

Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 - 17:00
The birth marks a significant milestone in saving the critically endangered species (Royal Commission for AlUla)

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announces the birth of two Arabian leopard cubs, in a milestone moment for RCU's conservation captive-breeding program.


The cubs, now part of our pride of Arabian Leopards, were born in a captive-breeding program at the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center in Taif, Saudi Arabia


The leopard's habitat, which formerly spanned the Arabian Peninsula and reached into the Levant, is now restricted to three countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen. While species numbers are estimated as fewer than 200 in the wild after centuries of habitat loss and poaching.


Through RCU's captive breeding program and conservation initiatives, which aim to restore the population through the breeding program and prepare a suitable habitat in which the leopards can thrive, the species will eventually be reintroduced into the wilderness in the mountains of AlUla.


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