Saudi Arabia Declares Feb.10 as Arabian Leopard Day

  • Publish date: Thursday، 10 February 2022
Saudi Arabia Declares Feb.10 as Arabian Leopard Day
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Saudi Arabia has declared Feb. 10 as “Arabian Leopard Day” in a bid to raise awareness of the endangered big cat.

The Arabian leopard is the chief predator in Saudi Arabia and plays a major role in the Kingdom’s culture. But overhunting and a lack of natural prey means there are now fewer than 200 left in the wild.

The Kingdom also works closely with Panthera, which is devoted to the conservation of the world’s wild cat species.

Saudi Arabia Declares Feb.10 as Arabian Leopard Day

Anyone found hunting the animal in the Kingdom faces a fine of SAR400,000 ($106,000) — rising to SAR30 million for repeat offenders — and up to 10 years in prison.