leopard1Order Carnivora

Family Felidae

Scientific Name

Panthera pardus

Thumbnail Description

Leopards are agile and stealthy predators and they are known for their surprise attack

Size and Weight

Head-body length 90 and 165 cm (35 and 65 in); tail 60 to 110 cm (24 to 43 in); shoulder height 45 to 80 cm (18 to 31 in)

(Male) weight 30 to 91 kg (66 to 201 lb)

(Female) weight 23 to 60 kg (51 to 132 lb)

Physical Features

The coat color varies from pale yellow to deep gold or tawny, and is patterned with black rosettes

Habitat

Rainforest, steppe to arid and montane areas

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia to Siberia

Diet

Impala, chital, bushbuck and common duiker

Reproduction

2 – 4

Population

250,000

Baby Name

Cubs

Lifespan

12 – 17 years

Speed

58 km/h (36 mph)

Nature

Solitary

Conservation Status

Near Threatened