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LeopardLeopard

Panthera pardus

 

Average size: 140 lbs. / 28 ins.

Average lifespan: Up to 21 years

Range/distribution Map

Range map

Habitat description: Leopards are very adaptable, particularly in terms of their environment. However, they are primarily found in dense bushes around rocky areas, or in forested areas near rivers.

Behavior: Leopards are solitary creatures, roaming and protecting a large home range. They only allow other leopards into their range to mate, and seldom stay in one area for too long. Their diet ranges from prey as small as rodents to as large as small herbivores.

Current news/event & conservation status: Currently, the status of leopards are unknown.


Fun Fact

Leopards take their prey into the trees to keep it from other scavengers