The future for the Amur leopard, is unfortunately, not very bright. They are very few left in the wild, maybe only 35, though the exact number is unknown. Because there are so few Amur leopards left in the wild, the demand for their pelts is higher than ever. The rarer they get, the higher the price goes up for the pelts, which make poachers more eager than ever to find the Amur leopard. Also, farmers do not want them around because the leopards kill their live stock. Thus begins a vicious circle in where the number of these leopards left in the wild becomes fewer and fewer until there are none left.