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Join us on our journey to get the rarest big cat on Earth back to the wild. The Amur Leopard. Be part of the story from the beginning.

by Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park in Combe Martin, England, United Kingdom

Unfortunately we have not reached our target 

BUT WE ARE NOT GIVING UP BECAUSE THIS PROJECT IS TOO IMPORTANT! 

If you would like to support this project please 

visit  https://cmwdp.co.uk/aldonations/ 

or call us on  01271 882486  

or email us   backtothewild2018@gmail.com

On behalf of the Amur Leopards and all of us here at the Wildlife Park thanks once again for your support!

With approximately 100 remaining in the wild, the rarest big cat on Earth
has the chance to be brought back from the brink of extinction!

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The remaining population of Amur Leopards is dwindling and occurs in such a small geographical area, that they are at a Significant Risk of Extinction!. With the continuing threats, one outbreak or natural disaster could spell the end for Amur Leopards.

Amur leopards are found in Far Eastern Russia and North Eastern China. They are an apex predator and love to eat deer and badgers. Of all the leopard subspecies, the Amur leopards has the most beautiful coat with wildly spaced large black rosettes with thick unbroken borders. They have no known predator other than Man, which made their population dwindled in the 1980's to just 30 individuals and it stayed this way for decades! Thankfully through recent positive human intervention their numbers are growing. But they still desperately need our help due to genetic degeneration associated with inbreeding over several generations.

As part of a major push to reverse the damage done to the dwindling population, specially selected European zoos are working together through coordinated breeding efforts to maintain and increase a healthy population of the Amur Leopard. Captive-bred Amur Leopards will be the founders of future generations who are eligible for reintroduction to the wild.

By introducing a genetically viable population at different locations, this would make the Amur Leopard more resilient to extinction. This is why, along with other conservation initiatives, the reintroduction of captive-bred animals is so important for the survival of the Amur Leopard and could be the key to bringing this species back from the edge!

If our project is successful Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park will be directly contributing to the future survival of 
critically endangered Amur Leopards!

Utilising our terrain that is naturally representative of their Russian habitat, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park has been given the opportunity to be an integral part of the reintroduction of this critically endangered species.

This enclosure will be built with one thing in mind - to create the best possible natural environment for which the Amur Leopard can call its home.  It will become an integral part of the breeding and ultimately,  release program.

If we reach our crowdfunding goal we will  be able to pay for:

  • The materials needed to build the enclosure
  • The extensive tree  work required
  • The machinery hire needed to develop this site

With your help we can build one of the most amazing and biggest Amur Leopard enclosures in Europe, ensuring that these elusive cats have plenty of space full of the natural enrichment they need and deserve!

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park's commitment to conservation,  combined with our site's wild, rugged and natural landscapes, will make us the perfect home for the critically endangered Amur Leopards.

 
The Amur Leopards will have an entire wooded valley covering approximately 6000m² situated in a quiet and previously unused area of the park. This amazing valley is dense with 50 foot high trees, some of which are over 70 years old, as well as rocks covered in ivy and ferns throughout. It also has a natural stream that runs through the center of the woods which pools at the bottom of the valley. 

 This is a hugely challenging build project due to the valley we have chosen and it is way beyond anything we (or any other Wildlife Park or Zoo) have done before. The entire enclosure is being built and designed with 100%  thought of the leopard's requirement. It would be easy to build this size enclosure in a flat field with platforms replicating trees  BUT we want the enclosure to be as close to their wild habitat as possible and that's why we are trying the near impossible build! 

If our project is successful, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park would be the only place in the South West of the UK to hold Amur Leopards.  

Anik and Kazimir are the two brothers that with your help will be coming to our wildlife park. They were born at the Marwell Zoo in Winchester on the 25th June 2016.  From a very young age, they have been very playful and responsive to each other, as well as the environment around them. They are very inquisitive and confident animals, with Anik being the more dominant of the pair. They both love to interact with enrichment that their keepers give them, they are often active in the morning and then after being fed will find a comfy position up on a high platform and either survey the area or sleep. Anik and Kazimir are steady and adaptable animals that will benefit greatly from the naturally enriching enclosure we plan to build for them.

We plan to use their arrival as a platform for raising awareness and funds for conservation work currently being carried out in East Russia. 

Anik & Kazimir will stay with us until they are both paired with a suitable breeding female. One pair will remain with us while the other pair will be rehomed in another collection that is participating in this unique breeding program.
These two breeding pairs will then hopefully produce cubs and their story can continue........

We already have a strong commitment to conservation, we house several endangered species and contribute to international breeding programs.  As well as our exotic residents, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park are committed to native species conservation. We have provided homes to our wonderful resident wildlife, including foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, bats, songbirds, buzzards, woodpeckers and a whole host of creepy crawlies, including the threatened Violet Oil Beetle.

Over the past 5 years we have worked with the RSPCA to house and rehabilitate rescued Grey Seal Pups. These Seal Pups are then released by our staff back into the wild on the Combe Martin beach just 2 miles from us here in Devon. By carrying out this collaborative rescue work we are directly contributing to the conservation of our native marine wildlife!

 
Here are just a few more examples of our conservation and charity projects:

  • We support international animal conservation campaigns such as Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation, SANCCOB, Lemur Love, Proyecto Titi, EAZA South East Asia Campaign, BIAZA Helping Habitats and many more.
  • We also support AAP Primadomus European rescue centre and have provided a home for many confiscated and abused animals.
  • We participate in a number of European Breeding Programs for endangered animals.
  • We actively campaign and educate against exotic animals being kept as pets.

 This project alone won't save this species. However with the combined effort along side other carefully selected European Zoos participating in this breeding program, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is fully committed to playing a part in the preservation of this critically endangered cat. 

Join us on our journey to get the rarest big cat on Earth back to the wild.
The Amur Leopard.
Be part of the story from the beginning.

THIS PROJECT CAN ONLY GO AHEAD IF THE FULL £30,000 IS RAISED. ALL DONATIONS & PLEDGES WILL BE REFUNDED IF THE TARGET IS NOT REACHED

*ALL PLEDGES WILL ONLY BE SENT OUT IF WE REACH OUR TARGET

The fate of the Amur Leopard rests in our hands.

Any contribution you can make would be very appreciated!

If none of the rewards listed inspire you then please feel free to contact us with a suggested reward you would like and we will be sure to try and accommodate your request. 

backtothewild2018@gmail.com

* Please note that rewards can be posted to UK only

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Unfortunately we have not reached our target 

BUT WE ARE NOT GIVING UP BECAUSE THIS PROJECT IS TOO IMPORTANT! 

If you would like to support this project please 

visit  https://cmwdp.co.uk/aldonations/ 

or call us on  01271 882486  

or email us   backtothewild2018@gmail.com

On behalf of the Amur Leopards and all of us here at the Wildlife Park thanks once again for your support!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Wall of Fame

You will get your name put up on our virtual wall of fame on our web site as a personal supporter.

£5 or more

GRAND PRIZE DRAW: A FULL 'WEEKEND OF PARK LIFE'

PLEDGE ANY OF THE REWARDS BELOW OR DONATE £5 OR OVER & YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO THIS AMAZING GRAND DRAW WORTH OVER £1000! YOU & A PARTNER COULD WIN ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: TWO FULL DAYS SHADOWING OUR KEEPERS! YOU WILL MEET & FEED: PRIMATES, SEALIONS, PENGUINS, LIONS, WOLVES & MORE! AND YOU CAN SWIM WITH THE SEALIONS! PLUS ONE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN COMBE MARTIN VILLAGE WITH BREAKFAST & LUNCH ON BOTH DAYS IN OUR JUNGLE HUT CAFE INCLUDED Min age 18

£10 or more

Exclusive digital print

We will send you an exclusive digital print of one of our animals here at the park as a thank you for your support and will also put up your name on the virtual wall of fame as a supporter.

£15 or more

Exclusive Photo

We will send you an exclusive 8"x 6" photo of one of our animals here at the park as a thank you for your support and your name on the virtual wall of fame as a supporter.

£25 or more

Exclusive T-Shirt

You will receive a t-shirt with our exclusive designed logo as a thank you for support and your name on the virtual wall of fame as a supporter.

£25 or more

Amur Leopard Tote Bag

You will receive a canvas tote bag* with our exclusive designed logo as a thank you for your support and your name will be added to our virtual wall of fame on our website. *Can be posted to UK only

£35 or more

Exclusive Polo Shirt

You will receive a polo shirt* with our exclusive designed logo as a thank you for support and your name will be added to our virtual wall of fame on our website. *Can be posted to UK only

£50 or more

Exclusive Hoodie

You will receive a Hoodie* with our exclusive designed logo as a thank you for support and your name will be added to our virtual wall of fame on our website. *Can be posted to UK only

£75 or more

Unique Gift Pack

You will receive a Digital Print, Car Sticker, Tote Bag, T-Shirt* and your name will be added to our virtual wall of fame on our website. *Can be posted to UK only

£100 or more

Exclusive Amur Leopard Adoption

These Amur Leopard Adoption Packages, are currently exclusively available as a thank you for your support. These packages will include: Photograph of our Amur Leopards, Certificate of Adoption, Tote Bag*, your Name on Adoption Wall of Fame here at the park and your name on the virtual wall of fame as a supporter. *Can be posted to UK only

£150 or more

Exclusive Photography Experience

Accompany one of our Park Photographers as they take you around the park to take photos of our resident animals. You will be given access to areas not normally available to the public, meaning you can get those shots that no one else can! Also, your name will be added to our virtual wall of fame on our website. This experience will last approx. 4 hours. Participants must be aged 16 or over.

£200 or more

Lunch with the Leopards

You will accompany our carnivore keepers for a behind the scenes tour of our new Amur Leopard enclosure. You will then assist our keepers in feeding our Leopards some meaty treats! Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary lunch at our Jungle Cafe. This package includes free park entrance and your name on the virtual wall of fame as a supporter.

£250 or more

Corporate Support

We will post your company name and/or logo on our virtual wall of fame as a corporate supporter.

£300 or more

Lunch With The Leopards For Two

You and one other will accompany our carnivore keepers for a behind the scenes tour of our new Amur Leopard enclosure. You will then assist our keepers in feeding our Leopards some meaty treats! Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary lunch at our Jungle Cafe. This package includes free park entrance and your names on the virtual wall of fame as supporters.

£500 or more

Behind the Scenes Tour for two

You & a guest will receive an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our animal department. You will be given the opportunity to tour behind the scenes of our animal areas, including our new Leopard enclosure & experience animal encounters that are not available to the public. You will also receive a complimentary lunch at our Jungle Hut cafe & your names on the virtual wall of fame. This experience will last approx. 4 hours. Over 18 only

£750 or more

Lifetime admission

As a reward for your support, you will receive a lifetime entry pass to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. You will also receive one of our Unique Gift Packs listed above as an additional Thank You.

£1,000 or more

Personal Enclosure Sponsorship

When you sponsor our Amur Leopard Enclosure you will receive a permanent sponsorship plaque on our enclosure, a framed picture of our Amur Leopards and their enclosure and a certificate of sponsorship. You will also receive one of our Unique Gift Packs* listed above as an additional Thank You. *Can be posted to UK only

£2,000 or more

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Corporate Enclosure Sponsorship

When you sponsor our Amur Leopard Enclosure you will receive a permanent sponsorship advertising plaque on our enclosure, a framed picture of our Amur Leopards and their enclosure and a framed certificate of sponsorship to display. Full updates of the release program and a free park entry day for up to 10 people that will include lunch, meeting our Sea Lions & Feeding our Lions Plus you will also be featured on our website as a Corporate sponsor

£5,000 or more

Corporate Team Building Day

A corporate day for up to 20 people here at the park. As part of this experience, you will take part in team building exercises such as enrichment design & building, enclosure design, & getting involved with the day-to-day care of our animals. This experience can be tailored to your needs and will include catering. There is no better example of team work than within the day to day running of a Wildlife park, you will leave here inspired !


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