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Can you spot the camouflaged leopard in this picture?

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/6/2019 Emily Webber and Will Stewart for MailOnline

One of the rarest big cats in the world is hiding in this picture - and its excellent camouflage shows why there are hopes for the survival of its species. 

a tree in a forest: The hidden Amur leopard hiding between the trees in the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, eastern Russia, a national park set up by the Kremlin to save this species © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The hidden Amur leopard hiding between the trees in the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, eastern Russia, a national park set up by the Kremlin to save this species

The rare animal was snapped at the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, eastern Russia, a national park set up by the Kremlin to save this species, according to The Siberian Times.  

A photograph shows what appears to be an area of woodland with branches baring the last autumnal brown leaves. 

The predator blends seamlessly between the tree trunks, making it extremely tricky to spot it. 

There were only 84 adult Amur leopards, also known as Siberian leopards, living in the wild in their natural habitat in eastern Russia according to a 2018 count. 

a leopard standing on a rock: A pair of endangered Amur leopards lying on a rock in the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, eastern Russia © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A pair of endangered Amur leopards lying on a rock in the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, eastern Russia a leopard walking in a forest: An Amur leopard pictured at the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve. The endangered cat is one of only 120 Amur leopards living in the wild in the natural habitat in eastern Russia © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An Amur leopard pictured at the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve. The endangered cat is one of only 120 Amur leopards living in the wild in the natural habitat in eastern Russia

More are in zoos around the world, but decades of poaching in the Soviet era led the species to virtual extinction as a wild animal.

A century ago, this big cat roamed the Korean peninsula, several provinces of China, as well as regions in eastern Russia.

Today they are virtually restricted to Russia’s Primorsky region.

The national park also protects endangered Amur tigers, the world’s largest big cat, and there are populations of brown and back bears. 

Ready to see where the leopard was hiding? 

Check the answer below.

a tree in a forest: Perfect hiding spot! The leopard (circled) is amazingly camouflaged between the trees as its coat blends with the autumnal leaves © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Perfect hiding spot! The leopard (circled) is amazingly camouflaged between the trees as its coat blends with the autumnal leaves

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