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Tallahassee Museum Introducing Rare Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard
Posted at 9:28 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 07:43:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Tallahassee Museum is getting ready to unveil the latest member of its Guest Animal Exhibit: a rare Amur leopard.

Twice a year, the exhibit hosts exotic wildlife from around the world, as a way to educate the community.

The female Amur comes from the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland.

The animal on display is one of about 225 worldwide that take part in species conservation programs.

Officials say, "The wild population of Amur leopards has more than doubled since 2007. The most recent count is 80. Conservation groups worldwide are working to create preserves, boost prey populations, and increase genetic diversity."

The Guest Animal Exhibit opens Thursday, February 4 at the Tallahassee Museum is located at 3945 Museum Drive.

Matinee of the Arts - FREE Admission Day

Saturday, February 13 is another special event: Matinee of the Arts. It's part of FSU Opening Nights. The museum is offering free admission from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., plus this year's Valentine's Day themed event includes love-themed crafts, historic information about the holiday and some sweet treats.

For more information on hours and rates, call (850) 575-8684 or click here.