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Canine distemper confirmed in Amur leopard

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The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV). A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases describes the first documented case of CDV in a wild Far Eastern leopard.

Although CDV is well known in domestic dogs, it also infects a wide range of carnivore species, including big cats. In 1994, a CDV outbreak in Tanzania killed over 1,000 lions in the Serengeti National Park.

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-canine-distemper-eastern-leopard-world.html

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Piney

It's a shame. They have to risk tranquilizing them to give them the shot and without a proper weight or health evaluation you risk losing the animal regardless.

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DebDandelion

Shame

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oldrover

Oh ****.

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