ADAPTABLE CATS: LEOPARDS!


photo from: https://www.kapama.com/rangerblog/relaxed-leopard-tracking/

Have you ever encounter this creature right there ? Although, it seems cute but don’t be mistaken because it is a ferocious hunter. Leopards are adaptable creatures where in they can almost live on any parts of the globe.

THE LEOPARD

Leopards can live in almost any type of place such as rain forests, deserts, grassland, savannas, forests, mountain habitats, shrub lands and many more.

photo from: http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_leopard.html

Leopards grow for 3 to 6.2 feet long with their tail which adds up for another 25 to 39 inches to their length.

Leopards are solitary creature which means they prefer to live alone. They only meet with their kin when mating or raising their young ones.

Leopards are nocturnal animals which are active at night.

Leopards are carnivores and they will eat anything such as baboons, monkeys, snakes, large birds, amphibians, antelopes, warthogs and porcupines.

Leopards are sneaky predators and their method of hunting is that they crouch so that they can’t be seen and when the chance comes they pounce in their hopeless predator. If their prey even has a chance to escape the Leopards will follow. They can run up to 36 mph (58 kph)

REFERENCE

https://www.livescience.com/27403-leopards.html

COVER PHOTO FROM: https://www.kapama.com/rangerblog/relaxed-leopard-tracking/

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