Common Leopard(Panthera pardus fusca)
Human expansion has cost Leopards an estimated 66% of their range in Africa..
Leopards are a young species; they are only about 500,000 years old.
Leopards are the most widespread and adaptable of all big cats.
|Description:||The most adaptable big cat of the Indian sub- continent, the Leopard has a clear yellow coat marked with black rosettes.|
|Size:||Male: 127 to 142 cm Female: 104 to 117 cm|
|Height:||Male: 60 to 70 cm Female: 57 to 64 cm|
|Weight:||Male: 37 to 90 kg Female: 28 to 60 kg|
|Diet:||Medium sized prey.|
|Sexual maturity:||Male: 2 to 4 years Female: 2 to 3 years|
|Estrous phase:||6 to 7 days|
|Gestation Period:||90 to 105 days|
|Young per birth:||2 to 4 cubs|
|Life span:||In wild: 10 to 15 years In captivity: 20 years|
|Habitat:||Leopards live in a variety of habitats including forests, mountains, grassland and deserts.|
|Distribution:||Africa and southern Asia.|
|Current Population Status:||Decreasing|
|IUCN Red List Status:||Vulnerable|