Extinct Animals : Leopard
The leopard lives in Africa and Asia, from the tropics to cold highlands. Its stealth and secretive ways have made it a prized trophy for the hunter, and its spotted markings have made it an attractive fur for fashion.
Although hunting restrictions recognize the need to protect the animal, demand and high prices have encouraged poaching and trade in illegal skins, and human settlements have destroyed much of its habitat.
Fifty-eight nations, including Canada, have expressed (in agreements to control the import and export of leopard skins) their concern for the continued existence of the leopard and other cats.