Wild cats, cheetahs and leopards are found, but they are now rare, especially the latter.
Leopards are numerous, and have even been shot within the walls of Seoul.
Leopards still haunt the cane-brakes and thickets along the banks of the rivers; and nilgai and antelopes abound.
A few elephants, giraffes and zebras (equus burchelli - the true zebra is extinct) are still found in the north and north-eastern districts and in the same regions lions and leopards survive in fair numbers.
The principal wild animals are elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, black bears and wild hog.