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Yuri Trutnev gave the name of a leopard from Primorye

The right to name one of the Far Eastern leopards living in the territory of the Primorsky Territory, fell to the Deputy Prime Minister, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev. He gave his godchild the name Simba.

According to Yuri Trutnev, he gladly responded to the proposal to name the leopard - he entrusted the choice of the name to his three children.

“I sent the children a photo of a leopard and suggested names. The name Yash was also discussed. We decided to call the leopard Simba unanimously. The name is associated with the hero of the cartoon beloved by many, ”Yuri Trutnev shared the details.

For the first time, a predator hit the lenses of photo-traps in 2013, in the central part of the National Park "Land of the Leopard" - then its scientists received 18 images of a leopard. This year Simba was photographed 20 times. As a result, today in the archives of the national park - 137 photos of the beast. On many of them, the leopard is imprinted with its tail held high, indicating its good mood.

The territory of Simba is bordered by another Far Eastern leopard named Valera. The abundance of ungulates in this area of ​​the national park allows two wild cats not to compete and coexist peacefully.

The first to participate in the campaign on the choice of names for Far Eastern leopards was proposed by Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky.

The head of the region suggested that the residents of the region together choose the name of the predator. On the personal site of Vladimir Miklushevsky a vote was organized, in which more than 4 thousand people took part.

According to the results of the “godson” vote, the head of the region of the 6-year-old male leopard was named Dersu. This name will be called in all scientific documents.

Reference: The Far Eastern leopard is a feline predator, whose population in Russia is only about 50 individuals. Today it is the rarest of the largest cats on the planet. Leopard hunting has been banned since 1956, the predator is listed in the IUCN Red Book, in the Red Book of Russia, and also in a number of other security documents.

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