Today, Amur leopard Abus moves to Tobu Zoo in Japan. There he will participate in a breeding program to conserve the animal species, which is critically endangered.
Amur leopard Abus is born on the 18th of June 2004 and moved from the Dutch zoo Blijdorp the 17th of June 2014 to Bellewaerde. Abus was the first Amur leopard in Bellewaerde to discover the outdoor enclosure.
Since a couple of weeks, Abus has been trained by the animal keepers to go easily in and out the transport cage. Thanks to this training, Abus can be moved to the Japanese zoo Tobu Zoo without anaesthesia, where he will arrive Wednesday the 14th of June. There he participates in a breeding program to conserve the animal species, which is critically endangered of which there are only 70 animals left in the wild. There are now 4 Amur leopard left in Bellewaerde as part of a European breeding program.