3 May 2010, 10:00

Putin releases leopard into wild

Putin releases leopard into wild

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin symbolically released a rare female leopard from a cage to outdoor enclosures in the country's North Caucasus on Sunday. A wildlife sanctuary in Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi is Russia's first hub for saving West Asian leopards from extinction.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin symbolically released a rare female leopard from a cage to outdoor enclosures in the country's North Caucasus on Sunday. A wildlife sanctuary in Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi is Russia's first hub for saving West Asian leopards from extinction. The goal is to repopulate the Russian Caucasus with leopards within the next several years.
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