The cubs, which are now part of our pride of Arabian Leopards, were born through a captive breeding program at the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center in Taif, Saudi Arabia.
The leopard’s habitat, which once spanned the Arabian Peninsula and reached the Levant, is now limited to three countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen. While the number of species is estimated to be less 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 program and prepare suitable habitat in which leopards can thrive, the species will eventually be reintroduced into the wild. wilderness of the AlUla Mountains.
To learn more, visit https://www.rcu.gov.sa/en/meetourcub
About the Royal Commission for AlUla
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established by Royal Decree in July 2017 to preserve and develop AlUla, an area of outstanding natural and cultural significance in northwestern Saudi Arabia. RCU’s long-term plan outlines a responsible, sustainable and sensitive approach to urban and economic development, which preserves the region’s natural and historic heritage, while making AlUla a desirable place to live, work and visit. This encompasses a wide range of initiatives in the fields of archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting a commitment to addressing the priorities of economic diversification, empowerment of local communities and preservation of the heritage of the Vision 2030 program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.