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CHERY'S KITTENS GOT NAMES

20 september 2022
A week after the kittens were weighed and vaccinated, the Center announced the names chosen for them

As established at the Persian Leopard Breeding Center, kittens are named after geographical objects in the Caucasus. This time the name Terek was chosen for the male, in honor of one of the largest rivers in the North Caucasus. And his little sister was named after a high-altitude lake in Abkhazia - Ritsa.

The kittens feel great, they are very active and curious, they master the territory of the aviaries under the strict supervision of their mother.

CHERY WITH TEREK AND RITSA

Video (c) The Leopard Breeding Center in the Caucasus / Sochi National Park

The Persian leopard reintroduction program in the Caucasus was developed by WWF-Russia and experts of the A. N. Severtsov Insitute of Ecology and Evolution in 2005. In 2007 it was approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia.

The Persian Leopard Reintroduction Program is implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Sochi National Park, Caucasus Reserve, WWF-Russia, the A. N. Severtsov Insitute of Ecology and Evolution, the Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories, And Moscow zoo, as well as with the assistance of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

For additional information please contact
Head of Caucasus Ecoregional Office