Aurora is a leopardess who inhabits the border area between Land of the Leopard National Park and China. She was first spotted in 2014, and since then, images of her have often been captured by trail cameras in both countries. Presumably born in Russia, the leopardess has expanded her territory into China, scientists suggest.
In 2015, she was spotted by motion-sensor cameras with a cute cub, much to the scientists' joy. The name Aurora was given to her in February 2017 by her keeper — the Vostokcement construction company — in honour of the Roman goddess of the dawn.