Endangered Animal Crochet: Leopard Crochet Patterns

Did you know that over 40,000 species worldwide are classified as endangered? It’s a serious problem, but you can help!

Today we’re going to take a look at two endangered species and ways that we can help their populations. Of course, we also have some great crochet patterns rounded up so that you can crochet your own leopard.

They make a great gift and they’re also a wonderful way to start a conversation with others about endangered animals.

Endangered Animal: Leopard

There are two different leopards on the World Wildlife Fund endangered species list: the Amur Leopard, which is critically endangered, and the endangered Snow Leopard.

The Amur Leopard

The Amur leopard (also known as the Far East leopard, Manchurian leopard, or Korean leopard) is a solitary animal that lives in the forests of Far East Russia and Northern China.

They are a rare species on the brink of extinction that are sadly poached for their beautiful fur. Their prey species are also hunted, leaving them without enough food. The Amur leopard cat population did recently double in size but there are still less than 100 of these animals left.

One way that you can help is to virtually adopt a leopard. You can also learn about the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance, a coalition of 15 NGOs that are working together to save the region’s habitat.

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard is a magnificent creature found in about a dozen countries including India, China, Afghanistan, and Russia.

It is an endangered animal that has no predator other than humans; people destroy them in retaliation for the cats killing their farm animals. They are also threatened by habitat loss and climate change.

Defenders of Wildlife has additional information on what you can do to help the leopards.

You might also be interested in the work of Big Cat Rescue, “one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats”, which also does work around the world, in addition to the work that the Wildlife Conservation Society does for big cats including the snow leopard.

Leopard Crochet Patterns

There are a couple of great types of leopard crochet patterns out there for those of you who want to raise awareness through crochet.

Stuffed animals designed to look like leopards make a great gift or display item and can get the conversation started with your loved ones about these species.

Wearables made with leopard print are common, but crochet versions of this print pattern are pretty unique!

Leopard print crochet can be a great conversation starter for letting other people know why it’s better to use this faux version than to tolerate the poaching of leopards for their fur!

Leopard Crochet Patterns

Kelsey Mlnarik

Kelsey has been a crafter since childhood and enjoys crochet, sewing, and any craft she can make with her children. She loves learning new techniques and sharing what she learns along the way. Kelsey someday hopes to be someone's crafty grandmother, crocheting afghans and drinking entire pots of coffee.

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