Once, there were thousands of these animals but now, less than 25 remain in the wild due to habitat destruction and poaching. These stunning animals are critically endangered and are the most endangered cat in existence. Poaching is the main threat to the survival of the Amur Leopard. Although many organizations enforcement in preventing the illegal hunting of the Amur Leopard, the few Amur Leopards that are left are still being killed for their valuable fur. On top of this, Amur Leopards also have to struggle with the loss of their habitat. This is happening because of forest fires and deforestation.