The press service of the National Park "Land of the Leopard" informs that the image of the rarest large cat - the Amur leopard - appeared on a commemorative silver coin of 2 rubles. The new currency unit was included in the Bank of Russia coin series with images of "The Red Book" rare species of animals.
There is the State Emblem of the Russian Federation indicating the nominal value on its front side like on other similar coins of 2 rubles. And there is a relief image of the walking Amur leopard on the reverse side of the coin.
“The emergence of such coins is another good opportunity to tell society about the struggle to preserve the Amur leopard”, says Victor Bardyuk, the director of the National Park "Land of the Leopard". This is one of the few red book animals that number is growing. Therefore, if you wish, coins with the Amur leopard can be perceived as coins for luck.
The Amur leopard is the rarest large cat in the world. At present, these predators live only in the south-west of the Primorsky Territory, as well as in a small part of China, bordering Russia. The habitat of wild Amur leopards in the DPRK is not ascertained. The population nucleus is located under the protection of the Russian National Park "Land of the Leopard".