Killy (Leo 8F)

The Far Eastern leopard Killy is Nerussa’s cub. In 2013, Killy, Nerussa and one more cub were spotted twice in the central area of Land of the Leopard National Park.

In 2014, the famous Alpine skier, Jean-Claude Killy, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), named this leopard after himself. Soon afterwards, Leo 8F was caught several times by trail cameras. The photos indicate that the animal has adapted well to independent adult life.

The camera traps took only one photo of Leo 8F in 2015. Female Far Eastern leopards are usually more cautious and private than males.

On 24 July 2016, Killy was hit by a car on the Razdolnoye-Khasan route but managed to escape into the forest.

Leo 8 Killy