Leopard’s Godfather event

Leopard’s Godfather event

8 April 2014

The Leopard’s Godfather event, organised to give names to leopards in the Primorye Territory, started on 7 April. The region’s renowned representatives and major Russian organisations gained the right to name one of the rare cats.


Governor of the Primorye Territory Vladimir Miklushevsky was among the first to receive such an offer. His “godson” is a big male Far Eastern leopard which was repeatedly registered by camera traps.  The animal is about six-year-old, which is the prime of a leopard’s life. However, the region’s head decided that every resident of the Primorye Territory should take part in choosing a name for the leopard.


Every resident of the Primorye Territory can now suggest a name for the leopard by sending an e-mail with the name to leopard_name@mail.ru by 30 April. After that, the submissions will be published at leopard-land.ru and primorsky.ru, followed by voting for the best name.


Meanwhile, the region’s celebrities and representatives of organisations that are essential for the Primorye Territory and for Russia are creating names for other leopards living at the national park. As soon as new information about each leopard is available, it will be updated at the Leopard Land National Park’s official website.


Later, each of the named leopards will be presented in a unique atlas about leopards, which is currently being compiled by the employees of the Leopard Land National Park.