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Leopards

Leopards

Leopards are part of the cat family, Felidae. The scientific name for a leopard is Panthera pardus.

Leopards grow from 92 to 190 centimeters (3 to 6.2 feet ) long. Their tail adds another 64 to 99 cm (25 to 39 inches) to their length. Males and females vary in weight. Females typically weigh 21 to 60 kilograms (46 to 132 pounds) and males usually weigh around 36 to 75 kg. (80 to 165 pounds),

The lifespan of a leopard is between 12 and 17 years in the wild, and up to 23 years in captivity.

Leopards are nocturnal animals, meaning they are active at night. During the day, they rest in thick brush or in trees. Leopards are solitary, preferring to live alone. They are very agile and good swimmers. They are able to leap more than 20 feet.
Leopards are renowned for their agility. They run up to 58 km/h (36 mph) and can leap 6 meters (20 feet) horizontally and 3 meters (10 feet) vertically
Leopards have a gestation period of approximately 3 months and typically give birth to a litter of 2to 3 cubs.

eopard cubs are born blind and are completely dependent on their mothers. Their eyes begin to open after about ten or more days and for the first few months their eyes are bright blue.

Leopard cubs will stay with their mothers for approximately two years, this is how they learn to hunt and survive on their own.

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