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                                               Leopard Facts

Leopards belong to big cat family. They are breathtakingly strong and cunning creatures. They can easily climb on trees even while carrying a heavy prey. They drag their prey into a tree to keep it away from scavengers. During the daytime, they prefer to rest on tree branches. They are mostly found in Central Asia, India, and Northeast Africa.

Fast Facts: –

  • Scientific name of a leopard is Panthera pardus.
  • Leopards have excellent swimming skills.
  • Their cream and gold fur helps them to blend with the tree leaves and shrubs so that they can stay secured on the trees with their prey.
  • They are solitary animals. They do not interact unless they want to mate with a female leopard.
  • Leopards are territorial and mark their territory with urine and claw marks on the trees.
  • They are very agile and can run at a speed of 57 km/hour.
  • They have a strong tail almost as long as their body which helps them to maintain the balance.
  • A leopard can reach up to about 6 feet in length with its tail, 3 feet in height and can weigh up to 90 kg.
  • They are carnivores and generally prey on fish, bugs, deer, monkeys etc.
  • Leopards have very strong and gripping claws so that they can climb even a straight cliff.
  • They are nocturnal means they hunt at night.
  • When a female leopard is ready to mate, it will rub its skin to the trees leaving a scent behind. Male leopards will smell this and come to know about it.
  • Female leopard gives birth to 2-3 cubs at once. They do not have any specific breeding season.
  • Leopard cubs are born blind and start to see in 10 days.
 

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