Leopard

Connor Sexton period 9 May 16, 2016

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Habitat

Leopards live in northern Africa, Turkey, Korea and, Java Indonesia. Leopards can survive in very different and extreme conditions. They can live from the Sahara were they're is almost no water too the rain forest were it rains every day. The most harsh and hazardous condition they live in is in java Indonesia where many volcanoes can make harsh weather conditions. Overall the Leopard lives in some of the weirdest mixes of habitats ever. (Dr.Tony Hare, Animal pact file).

Movment

Leopards can move in very different habitats. Leopards can walk climb trees and swim in water. They use their abilities to hunt in stealth or hide form predators such as lions. They also will use their tree climbing ability to drag their prey and eat it in trees so nothing steals their food and they're hidden from predators. They swim to catch fish and follow prey. (leopard)

Body Covering

Leopards are sometimes mistaken as jaguars, but there is one major and obvious difference their spots. Leopards have clear spots meaning there is no dot inside the spot but jaguars do have dots in their spots. The leopard's fur is also a camouflage for hunting and hiding from animals. There is also the panther that looks like the leopard. The difference of them is the tone of their yellowish fur. (Dr.Tony animal pact file)

Diet

Leopards will eat any thing it can. They have eaten tiny beetles up to 2000 pound deer's. Since the leopard is a mammal it starts out by drinking milk. After a while the leopard will start eating meat. Some leopards end up so desperate they eat their cubs.

Reproduction

Leopards reproduce sexually and not asexually. The female Leopards will have their cub about 3-4 months after fertilization or 90 -105 days after fertilization. Leopard females are capable of reproduction at age 2 you may think this is early but not really leopards only live for 15-20 years. Unlike many other animals leopards will stay with their mate for many days and share the same food.
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Adaptations

Leopards don't really need to adapt to new habitats because they have lived in the same habitat for hundreds of years but they did learn how different things could help them. Some things they learned were tree climbing ,swimming , and hunting.

Other Info

- are most widespread wildcat

- are a very hard to find cat

Work Cited

Duane, Schlitter A. "Leopards." World Book. Vol. 1. N.p.: Schlitter, 2016. 1.
World Book Advanced. Web. 12 May 2016.
<http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/
article?id=ar319960&st=leopards#tab=homepage>.

Dr. Tony Hare Animal pact file