Leopard – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals
Order: Carnivores
Family: Felidae
Weight: 32-75 kg
Height: 50-78 cm at the shoulder
Body length: 90-190 cm
Color: Predominantly yellow or golden-yellow with black spots. The body is marked with rosettes, which have a light center.
Age of sexual maturity: 2.5 years
Gestation period: 3-3.5 months
Lifespan: up to 10-11 years in the wild, up to 21 years in captivity
Habitat: Found throughout Africa and Asia, ranging north to the Caucasus Mountains and Amur taiga. Leopards adapt easily to various habitats including savannas, semi-deserts, mountains, and dense forests.
Diet: Antelopes, deer, gazelles, and other hoofed animals; during food shortages, they may prey on rodents, monkeys, birds, and reptiles.

Did you know?

  • Leopards hunt alone, using two main methods similar to other large cats: stalking their prey and ambushing it.
  • They primarily hunt at night.
  • Leopards can lift and drag prey that is twice their own weight.
  • The leopard is the only big cat that regularly hauls its prey up trees and consumes it there.
  • Leopards have excellent vision, capable of spotting prey from a distance of 1.5 km.
  • Their tail helps them balance during leaps and climbs.
  • All newborn leopard cubs have blue eyes.