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Hogle Zoo’s Amur leopard celebrates first birthday

Posted at 4:08 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 18:08:25-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Jilin, an Amur leopard at Utah’s Hogle Zoo turned 1-year-old Thursday, according to the zoo’s Facebook page.

Amur leopards are critically endangered, according to the zoo, and Jilin is with her mother in the Asian Highlands exhibit as part of its conservation efforts to save leopards in the wild.

The World Wildlife Foundation says Amur leopards can weigh between 70-to-105 pounds and leap more than 19 feet horizontally. Currently, their wildlife population is more than 84 individuals and they can live up to 20 years in captivity.