Leopards are solitary cats with the widest habitat range of all the big cats. They are excellent tree climbers and can take food three times bigger than themselves up into trees. Leopards are typically diurnal, meaning they are most active during the day.
- Yellow spotted coat, the spots are called rosettes
- White belly
- White spots on the backs of their black ears (a trait that all spotted wild cats have, which helps them communicate with their young)
Leopards are extremely adaptable. They can live in most areas including the savanna, rainforest, grasslands, woodlands, and in forests.
3-6 feet long
6 feet long
Leopards can take down prey three times bigger than themselves and take it up into trees to keep it safe from other predators.
- Habitat Loss
Leopards are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
- Trophy Hunting
Trophy hunting is a big threat to wild leopards