The Life of Animals | Anatolian leopard | The Anatolian leopard was first described on the basis of a single specimen in the extreme west of Asia Minor, near Izmir in Turkey.In eastern Turkey, Their range converges with the range of Caucasian leopards. Anatolian leopards once prowled the forest and hill habitats of the Aegean, Mediterranean, and eastern Anatolian regions.
Further data based on interviews with local people suggested Populations That leopard survive in eastern Lycia and in parts of western Lycia. It is unknown whether any leopards still exist in the wild in Anatolia. One hunter named Mantolu Hasan killed at least fifteen leopards Between 1930 and 1950. In Israel, there were leopards until the 1980s and some unconfirmed reports of Encounters with leopards in the Galilee and the Golan Heights. However, these specimens are Supposedly Arabian leopards.
Conservation status of leopards in Lebanon is not available. The last official sighting of the Anatolian leopard was in 1974. During the expedition the team members sighted a leopard and succeeded in taking a photo and Confirming the continued existence of leopards in Anatolia. In 2003, remote sensing cameras captured an adult male leopard in the Vashlovani National Park in Georgia. Currently, the Anatolian Leopard Foundation is studying the animal's population on Mount Taurus using camera traps.