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G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Common Leopard(Panthera pardus fusca)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Suborder: Feliformia

Family: Felidae

Genus: Panthera

Species: pardus

Subspecies: fusca

Fun Facts:

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.

Fast Facts

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