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Leopard

Panthera pardus

Description:

Compared to other members of Felidae, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but has a smaller, lighter physique. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard's rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually have central spots as the jaguar's do. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers.

Habitat:

Savannah with high grass, shrubs and trees

Notes:

The leopard had separated a gazelle baby from his mother and pulled under a bush but he did not kill it in the time I watched.

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2 Comments

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold a year ago

Thank you, Marta.

The MnMs
The MnMs a year ago

Awesome collection! Thanks for sharing 馃槈

Benno Ibold
Spotted by
Benno Ibold

Narok, Kenya

Lat: -1.47, Long: 35.08

Spotted on Jul 23, 2017
Submitted on Sep 26, 2017

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