National Order of the Leopard
Ordre national du Léopard
- Order instituted on 24 May 1966 in the ordonnance-law n° 66-329. The name of the country was changed to the Republic of Zaire in October 1971. The order was amended by law n° 77-002 of 22 February 1977. The enamel on the center of the obverse and on five of the star points and the ribbon color exchange green for blue.
- Order awarded for high military or civil merits rendered to the Republic.
- Order have five classes.
- Order have two divisions: military (swords suspension) and civilian (five-pointed star suspension).