African Leopard - Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard - Panthera pardus pardus

African Leopard - Panthera pardus pardus

The African Leopard is found across most of Africa and is widely distributed although as with most large predators it's range has been fragmented due to Human expansion and climate change.

Leopards 
inhabit a wide range of habitats from mountains and forests to grasslands and savannah and are highly adaptable. These powerful cats are able to prey upon a huge range of animals from insects all the way up to adult Eland, a massive Antelope which can be as much as 10 times heavier.

Leopards are most active at night and kill most of their at this time but will hunt at night.


Questions:

- How heavy was the heaviest Leopard ever recorded?
- How Heavy is a Male Giant Eland?
- How do Leopards hunt their prey?
- Why do Leopards have spots?

- What threats other than habitat fragmentation do Leopards Face?

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