Leopards
BEHAVIOR

Leopards are solitary cats; they are usually alone and don’t stay in groups. 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. 

COLOR PATTERN
  • 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

WHERE WE LIVE

Leopards are extremely adaptable. They can live in most areas including the savanna, rainforests, grasslands, woodlands, and forests. Leopards have the largest range of all wild cats.

WEIGHT
Leopard
80-165 pounds
 
Great Dane
130 pounds
LENGTH
Leopard
3-6 feet long
 
Bicycle
6 feet long
Bonus
Leopard         A leopard can take down prey three times bigger than themselves and take it up into trees to keep it safe from other predators
 
Zebra 450 pounds
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Antelope
  • Gazelle
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Zebras
  • Impala
  • Monkeys
  • Birds

 

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Leopards are losing a lot of their habitat to farming and urbanization.
  • Trophy Hunting
    Trophy hunting is a big threat to wild leopards.
Did you know…

Leopards can
leap
9
Feet in the air!
Did you know…

Leopards Can
Run
40
miles per hour!
Did you know…

Leopards can live up to
15
years in the wild!