Leopards are large cats.
Other Names: Panther
Leopards in Foreign Languages:
Afrikaans: Tier / Luiperd
German: Leopard / Pard / Pardel
Indonesian: Macan Tutul
Latin: Leopardus / Pardus
Navajo: Naakaii Lizhiní Bikéyahde´e´'
Turkish: Leopar / Pars
Size: Leopards are 4.25 to 6.25 feet in
length with a tail measuring 3.5 to 4.5 feet.
Leopards typically weigh 66 to 176 lbs. Male leopards
are typically larger than their female counterparts.
Gestation: Leopards carry their
young for 3 to 3.5 months.
Did You Know?
Leopards are capable of killing
prey larger than itself.
Habitat: Leopards are found in Asia, eastern
and central Africa. Leopards are found in forests,
mountains, grasslands, and deserts.
Description: Leopards come in a wide variety
of coat colors, from a light buff or tawny to
a dark shade of brown. The spots, or rosettes
on leopardss, are circular in East African leopards
but square in southern African leopards.
Diet: Leopards are carnivores. Leopards are
agile and stealthy predators. Leopards often hunt from
trees. Their spotted coats allow them to blend with
the leaves, they spring with a deadly pounce on their
unsuspecting prey. Leopards prey on antelope, deer,
pigs, fish, monkeys, baboons, rodents, reptiles, amphibians,
large birds, cheetah cubs, and porcupines.
Birth: A typical leopard litter includes 2-3
kittens. A leopard kitten only weighs at 1 pound at
Sexually Mature: Leopards are sexually mature
around the age of three.
Life Span: The average life span of a
leopard is 12 to 15 years in the wild.
Did You Know?
Leopards will often drag their captured
prey into a tree to prevent scavengers
like hyenas from getting it.
Social Structure: Leopards are solitary and
go out of their way to avoid each another.