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Leopard

Panthera pardus (Chui in Swaili)

Description:

The most hard to spot... What a luck...

Habitat:

"Studies of leopard home range size have tended to focus on protected areas, which may have led to skewed data; as of the mid-1980s, only 13% of the leopard range actually fell within a protected area. However, significant variations in the size of home ranges have been suggested across the leopard's range. Research in Namibia that focused on spatial ecology in farmlands outside of protected areas revealed ranges that were consistently above 100 km2 (39 sq mi) with some more than 300 km2 (120 sq mi). Admitting that their data were at odds with others, the researchers found little or no sexual variation in the size of territories." in Wikipedia


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3 Comments

Filipe Pereira
Filipe Pereira 8 years ago

I will Karen
Thank you for your kind words...

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Filipe, did you know that there is an African Cats mission? You might like to add your wonderful spottings - http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7973...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

They seem so comfortable in trees!

Filipe Pereira
Spotted by
Filipe Pereira

Rift Valley, Kenya

Lat: -1.53, Long: 35.17

Spotted on Sep 18, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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