Two New Cubs Joins The RCU of AlUla, Saudi Arabia

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ALULA, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 17, 2022 — The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announces the birth of two Arabian leopard cubs, in a milestone moment for RCU’s conservation captive-breeding program.
Royal Commission for AlUla welcomes Arabian Leopard Cubs.

Royal Commission for AlUla welcomes Arabian Leopard Cubs

The cubs, now part of our pride of Arabian Leopards, were born in a captive-breeding programme at the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center in Taif, Saudi ArabiaThe leopard’s habitat, which formerly spanned the Arabian Peninsula and reached into the Levant, is now restricted to three countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen.

While species numbers are estimated as fewer than 200 in the wild after centuries of habitat loss and poaching.

Through RCU’s captive breeding program and conservation initiatives, which aim to restore the population through the breeding programme and prepare a suitable habitat in which the leopards can thrive, the species will eventually be reintroduced into the wilderness in the mountains of AlUla.

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