With only about 30 left, the amur leopard is on the brink of disappearing, due to loss of habitat forcing them to live in closer proximity to people.
In honor of the all-consuming quest for good deals on the shopping spree known as Black Friday, we present animals for whom every Friday is that color.
The predators seem to prefer eating domestic dogs in areas where cows, goats and other farm animals are plentiful.
It's been a busy time of late for some zoos, as some precious newborns grab the spotlight.
With only some 50 left in the wild, the animal faces extinction without captive-breeding programs in zoos.
The leopard was seen leaping off a building site as people scrambled out of the way.
By patrolling the wilderness and teaching non-violence, Tibetan monks are playing a critical role in protecting endangered snow leopards in the Himalayas.
Several African nations are easing some of their border controls in order to create what will be the world's largest conservation area.