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Big cat lovers are in for some pretty big news. Plans for one of the biggest cat reserves in the world have just been approved by Chinese officials, and it's coming in the form of a national park.

The reserve will be part of the northeastern corner of the country —in Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces— and will span across 5,600 square miles. Yeah, that's 60 percent bigger than America's Yellowstone National Park. 

The area will serve as a sanctuary for two cats that have come far too close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian tiger (or Amur tiger). According to an article by the The World Post, "the department has also said that it will establish a monitoring and rescue center for wild tigers and leopards, as well as other scientific and research facilities, in tandem with the national park."

While that's amazing news for the animals, a comprehensive plan isn't expected to be rolled out until around 2020, so let's hope those gorgeous creatures can hold on a little longer.

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