The birth of a female Arabian leopard cub in Saudi Arabia in April is fueling hope for one of the world’s most endangered animals. The cub is one of 16 born in the captive-breeding program at the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Only 200 Arabian leopards are thought to remain in the wild - in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen. In a new breeding center to open by 2024, indigenous plants and animals will be restored and conserved and local people trained as rangers. Efforts to reintroduce the leopard will also involve reintroducing prey, including the Nubian ibex and the Idmi gazelle.

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