Assouline Arabian Leopard


A celebration of a magnificent creature: the Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr). This subspecies has distinct features resulting from thousands of years of evolution, making it perfectly suited to the deserts and mountains of Arabia. An essay by wildlife conservationist Andrew Spalton charts the animal’s epic journey from Africa to Arabia over half a million years, highlighting its history and its current critically endangered status. The imagery of the Arabian leopard as a symbol of strength, freedom, and fearlessness has been found in ancient rock art, mosaics, and paintings over the centuries, cementing its position as a revered and respected animal in Saudi Arabia and the world.

The Royal Commission for AlUla has been focusing on wildlife conservation by creating the Arabian Leopard Fund to protect this subspecies. Key to these efforts is raising awareness about these beautiful cats to galvanize local and international support for their protection. To this end, two editions of the books are available—a Classic and an Ultimate—featuring original artworks and photographs that capture the enduring spirit of the Arabian leopard.

  • 184 pages
  • 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in January 2022
  • W 9.6 x L 13 x D 1.3 in
  • Silk Hardcover
  • 4.4 lbs.