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Leopard

Leopard

Leopard-Big Wild

Scientific name: Panthera pardus

Leopards have the largest distribution of any wild cat, occurring widely in Africa as well as eastern and southern Asia.

Leopards are elusive, solitary and largely nocturnal.
They are known for their ability in climbing, and have been observed resting on tree branches during the day

LeopardThey are very agile, and can run at over 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph), leap over 6 meters (20 ft) horizontally, and jump up to 3 meters (9.8 ft) vertically. They produce a number of vocalizations, including grunts, roars, growls, meows, and purrs.

Leopards are versatile, opportunistic hunters, and have a very broad diet. They feed on a greater diversity.

Rudyard Kipling’s novel The Jungle Book features a black leopard named Bagheera.

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leopardos Subespécies

leopardos Subespécies, leopards wild cats , felinos Felidae
African leopard (P. p. pardus) (Linnaeus, 1758) inhabits sub-Saharan Africa
Indian leopard (P. p. fusca) (Meyer, 1794) inhabits the Indian Subcontinent
Javan leopard (P. p. melas) (Cuvier, 1809) inhabits Java, Indonesia
Arabian leopard (P. p. nimr) (Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833) inhabits the Arabian Peninsula
Amur leopard (P. p. orientalis) (Schlegel, 1857) inhabits the Russian Far East, Korean Peninsula and Northeast China
North Chinese leopard (P. p. japonensis) (Gray, 1862) inhabits northern China
Persian leopard (P. p. saxicolor) (Pocock, 1927), initially described as Caucasian leopard (P. p. ciscaucasica) (Satunin, 1914), inhabits the Caucasus, Turkmenistan and northern Iran[35]
Indochinese leopard (P. p. delacouri) (Pocock, 1930) inhabits mainland Southeast Asia
Sri Lankan leopard (P. p. kotiya) (Deraniyagala, 1956) inhabits Sri Lanka
A morphological analysis of characters of leopard skulls implies the validity of two more subspecies:[35]
Anatolian leopard (P. p. tulliana) (Valenciennes, 1856) inhabits Western Turkey
Balochistan leopard (P. p. sindica) (Pocock, 1930) inhabits Pakistan, and possibly also parts of Afghanistan and Iran