The Leopard

 Common name: Leopard

 Scientific Class: Mammalia

 Scientific Genus and species: Panthera pardus



 Savannah, Tropical Rainforest, and Cold Mountain Ranges.

 Countries: India, China, South America, Saudi Arabia and


 Special Adaptions: Leopards live in Cold Mountain Ranges and

 adapt by developing a thick coat of fur. Leopards who live in Tropical

 Rainforest adapt by developing a thinner but still strong coat of fur.

 Map of Leopard's Range 



 Length: 95-167 cm Height: 60-97 cm  Weight: 30-80 kg

 Body covering: A strong coat of fur

 General Description: Leopards usually have tan with rosette-patterned

 coat and a long tail. They have a big skull with extremely muscular jaws .

 Black-coated leopards are known as Panthers. Panthers have an

 advantage in camoflage. A Leopard is endothermic. Their name of young

 is a cub. A name of a group is called a leap. The Leopards-related species

 are the jaguar and the cheetah. A leopard is a carnivore and eats antelope,

 hares, snakes, sheep, goats, gazelle, peacocks and fish.



               Symbiotic Relationships

 Their is not a lot of symbiotic relationships involving leopards except

 their prey. One of the symbiotic relationship is the leopard and the

 antelope. This is a parasitism symbiotic relationship.



 The leopard is very aggressive when it comes to the males territory and

 is very unusual. The male leopard will usually have a 5-40 sq. km territory

 and will try to defend it from other male leopards. The male leopard will pee 

 on his boundaries to warn off other males with competition.


Food Chain:





Book: Jungle Animals, Anita Ganeri, 4, C Paragon 2000