Pamela the leopardess seen with a cub

Pamela the leopardess seen with a cub

30 October 2017

Pamela the leopardess (Leo 38F), the “goddaughter” of actress and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Consultative Council member Pamela Anderson, was seen with a grownup cub. The photos were taken by trail cameras at Land of the Leopard National Park. Experts believe that this is Pamela’s firstborn.


The first photos show the cub obediently following its mother. It is curious that Pamela managed to hide the cub from trail cameras for about a year before it was finally spotted.


“By all appearances, female leopard Leo 38F is a very good mother eagerly guarding her cub,” said Tatyana Baranovskaya, director of Land of the Leopard. “This skill is necessary for preserving the rare animal’s population.”


Pamela Anderson was pleased by the news. “I am thrilled for Pamela. That she has become a mother ‒ the most beautiful gift ‒ that keeps giving. I’m excited to hear this and thank IFAW, Sergei Ivanov, the Far Eastern Leopards autonomous non-profit organisation and the Russian government for their commitment to restoring and protecting the fragile leopard community in Russia. This is incredible news,” the actress was quoted as saying by the Pamela Anderson Foundation website.


Experts believe that Pamela’s cub will soon leave its mother. The latest photographs show that the cub is already independent and wanders by itself from time to time. Researchers are waiting for other trail cameras to spot the cub, which will mean that it has found an area to live in. Then it will be considered a rightful member of the spotted community and will be assigned an identification number.


Pamela Anderson became a Leopard Keeper in December 2015. The actress received a Leopard Keeper certificate from Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov at a Kremlin meeting.