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Endangered Tsushima Leopard Cat ‘Hikari’ Released into the Wild

An endangered Tsushima leopard cat named Hikari has been released into the wild in Tsushima, Nagasaki, following rehabilitation and training at a government-run adaptation station. This initiative aims to prevent the species’ extinction due to habitat degradation. Hikari, rescued after a traffic accident last July, underwent skills training including hunting and tree climbing. The Environment Ministry will track Hikari for a year to monitor his adaptation to the wild. Source: KTN

Endangered Tsushima Leopard Cat 'Hikari' Released into the Wild

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Nagasaki Prefecture
Published: Apr 24, 2024 / Last Updated: Apr 24, 2024

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