Amur Leopards are quite at home on the grasses of eastern Russia, or the snow that blankets this area most of the year

Russia is the largest country in the world, with more than 6.5 million square miles (over 17 million square km). With a wide array of habitats, which include polar deserts, Tundra, Forest tundra, Mixed and Broad-leafed forests, forest steppe, steppe, semi-desert and subtropic. As a result of this, its wildlife varies greatly.

In the west, it is a true European habitat, and this country contains 30,000-40,000 wolves, and 120,000 brown bears. It is also an important place for polar bears, though these are threatened as with the rest of their range.

It is the only home of the Amur Leopard and Amur Tiger – while both have been near extinction in the last few decades, they are rebounding (though compared to their historic range, their recovery has barely started, and time will tell if the are allowed). Currently there is a little over 100 Amur Leopards, and 265-485 Amur tigers.

The Causican (Asia Minor) Leopard also hangs on though in small numbers.

Snow Leopards are also found. Indeed the range of wildlife of this country is quite incredible

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