On 22 December, zoologist Viktor Lukarevsky delivered a lecture to children about the Far Eastern leopard, the world's rarest big cat. This event held at the children's lecture hall was organised by the Far Eastern Leopards autonomous non-profit organisation.
Viktor Lukarevsky said that the Far Eastern leopards are the northernmost subgroup of the spotted feline and the only kind that has learned to live and hunt in sub-zero temperatures. He also explained to the youngsters what it is like being a professional explorer and spoke about the behaviour of the Far Eastern leopards and his experience of studying and meeting them in the wild. Children especially liked his story about some of the better known leopards at Land of the Leopard National Park. They watched with great interest a series of unique video footing from the trail cameras. Viktor Lukarevsky then answered questions by children from different age groups.
Lectures at the Moscow Zoo are held for children aged between 6 and 12. The speakers are the country's leading biologists, zoologists, oceanographers, ecologists, as well as famous explorers.