Manchur is a young male Far Eastern leopard, which was first caught on trail cameras as early as 2014. He is one of the few leopards who do not shun cameras and even enjoy striking poses for them. In the spring of 2016, the predator spent more than an hour near a camera trap, allowing himself to be photographed from all angles.
In October 2017, the leopard got a Keeper, the Russian shipping company Sovcomflot. The company's staff chose to name him Manchur after the military supply ship which sent a group of soldiers to found the outpost of Vladivostok in 1860. Today the three-masted vessel crowns the rostral column at the entrance to the city and is one of the symbols of Vladivostok.
As the national park employees say, the name suits the leopard well: Manchur is a real pioneer actively exploring his space.
In December 2018, Manchur and other leopards were spotted by trail cameras in one of the most popular scent-marking spots of the national park. The animals visited the site on different days.