Three-legged Persian Leopardess in Jerusalem Zoo Gets Contraceptive Implant

Ashur, who is 14 and three-legged, is one of perhaps 1,000 Persian leopards remaining in the world ■ Despite being endangered it was decided that pregnancy was undesirable at Ashur’s advanced age

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A female Persian leopard at Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo received a subdermal contraceptive implant last week, as part of a routine medical exam.