Ten fun facts about Leopards
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Leopards are strong cunning solitary creatures that generally hunt at night. They are the strongest of the big cats, stealthy and difficult to trace and locate in the wild.
They have a beautiful coat with rosettes and a tawny background that helps in camouflage.
A leopard can climb trees swiftly and efficiently and is not afraid to take on prey that is twice their body weight up a tree.
They eat small hoof stock such as gazelles, deer, wildebeest and impalas. They eat their food on branches of trees. Their normal diet consists of reptiles, fish, strong-scented carrion, birds, rodents, hares, hyraxes, warthogs, monkeys, baboons, antelopes and mammals.Fact 5
These animals are territorial and regularly mark and defend their domain against intruders with urine or claw trees.Fact 6
Man-eating leopards operate at night under the cover of darkness and enter human territories.Fact 7
The gestation period is 90 to 105 days. Females give birth to one to six kittens. The kittens say with their mother for 18 to 24 months.Fact 8
Leopards purr when they are content and growl and spit with a screaming roar of fury when provoked or get angry.Fact 9
They weigh up to 140 lbs, are good swimmers and can leap more than 20 feet in the air.Fact 10
A leopard can live up to an average of 21 years in captivity. Go to more animal facts ❯
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