Savage, Typhoon, Yolk or Lucky

Savage, Typhoon, Yolk or Lucky - these and more than 1000 nicknames for the rarest cat in the  world were proposed during first days of the Russian Geographical Society Festival by its guests. You can vote for the best name using touch screens at sites devoted to the Amur leopard. 

The first ever Russian Geographical Society Festival started on October 31 in the Central House of Artists (CHA). In the framework of the Festival performances of creative groups, workshops, presentations, exposures on the culture, geography and nature of the different parts of Russia are being held. One of the most exciting sites is devoted to the rarest cat in the world. It was organized by employees of "Land of the Leopard" National Park and the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Amur leopards" .

In the first three days of the Festival more than 1,000 people proposed a name for the leopard. Also with the help of interactive panels people voted for the already proposed names. Currently three names are among the leaders: Typhoons, Spotty and RGOosha (a pet name is formed with a widely spread in Russia suffix «osha»). However, one more day of voting is ahead so the winner can change. 

Originally to name the male leopard Leo12M was proposed to the employees of the Russian Geographical Society, but they decided to grant this right to guests of the Festival. The best name will be determined on November 5 through the vote. 

"The Russian Geographical Society Festival is a great event, which gives an opportunity to talk not only about the rarest big cats of the planet, but also about the work that we do on its preservation, - says Elena Salmanova, deputy director of the National Park "Land of the Leopard "- By visiting our site and taking part in our promotions everyone can feel himself closer to this unique animal, and thus feel the importance of its protection. "

The results of voting for the best name of the Amur leopard Leo12M will be summed up on the last day of the Festival - November 5th. This male will be another spotted predator, which got its name in the framework of the project "Keeper of Leopard". Anyone can take part in it."Amur leopard" sites will work until the last day of the event  - November 6. In addition to voting for the best name, can also watch all the series of "Spotted family", have a leopard makeup done and get your own picture taken with photo-traps, which are used for shooting wild animals in the forest.