THE LEOPARD KODOR, FROM WHICH NO SIGNALS WERE RECEIVED, IS ALIVE
The male Kodor's collar stopped working almost immediately, less than 10 days after release. All this time there was no information about how he adapts to wild, how he hunts and whether he is in safe. This is the only leopard, out of all four released in 2020, about which no information was received by the Breeding Center for remote methods of monitoring animals in nature of the A. N. Severtsov Insitute of Ecology and Evolution.
"The most exciting news for us was to see frames of a leopard named Kodor," says Alim Pkhitikov, Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories and a member of the leopard field monitoring group. – "After all, this confirms that he is alive, and the entire period after release successfully hunted and fed in natural conditions."
Judging by the photos, Kodor has acquired a more athletic form, feels well, looks healthy, and doesn’t have any external injuries. This is important news for all project participants.
The Persian Leopard Reintroduction Program is implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 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 Сonservation of Nature (IUCN) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Leopards monitoring is conducted with the financial support of VTB Bank.