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Last Updated: Friday February 29 2008 09:07 GMT

In pics: Rare leopard cub

Baby leopard

This isn't just a cute leopard cub, this is one of the most endangered animals on Earth. There are only an estimated 35 left in the wild.

Baby leopard

This one - who hasn't got a name yet - was born at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire, and at three-months-old is meeting the public for the first time. She looks a bit worried here.

Baby leopard

Her mum Ascha is part of a breeding programme to try to stop the Amur leopards from dying out. They used to live in remote forests in Russia, Korea and China.

Baby leopard

Last week the cub had her first human contact when she was drugged and given a thorough vet check to make sure she was fit and healthy. Mum seems to be giving her a prod!

Baby leopard

Meow! She seems to be getting the hang of being in the spotlight!

Baby leopard

The zoo is asking people to vote for her name online from the choice of Russian girls' names: Sofia, Tatiana, Maya, Zhanna or Kiska.