Leopard Fun Facts
Leopards weigh 70-180 pounds with a body length of 4-6 feet.
Leopards are strong tree climbers—they can even climb a tree while carrying a prey their own weight. Leopards often carry their prey up trees to prevent other animals, such as hyenas, from sharing their kill. They also store their food in trees (though sometimes they store their food on ground under leaves or brush).
Leopards hunt on land and in water—they are great swimmers.
Leopards are nocturnal predators.
Leopards are solitary animals.
Leopards stalk their prey until they are a few feet away and pounce the prey—they do not usually miss. If they do miss, then the prey is lucky since the leopard does not normally chase its prey.
Cubs stay with their mother for 22 months.
Differences between Jaguars and Leopards
Both jaguars and leopards have very similar skin; however, the minor distinction is the jaguar skin’s rosettes are larger than the leopard’s. (See photos below.)
Jaguars are more mascular and weigh more than the leopards.
Jaguar’s head is more square and larger than the leopard’s head.
Left: Jaguar / Right: Leopard
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