Leopard

Panthera Pardus

Classifacation

Domain Eukarya-Single or Multicellular Organisms that have a Nuculus

Kingdom Animilia-Multicellular Organism that have the ability to move in one point in their life.

Phylum Coradata-Has a bone or cartilaginous exoskeleton.

Sub-phylum Vertabrates-Has a backbone.

Class Mamimilia-Animals that have hair and highly differentiated teeth

Order Cornivera-Animals that eat meat and have (3/3) incisors for eating meat.

Family Felidae-This Family includes cats, Some characteristic are sharp teeth and weigh 2 kg-300 kg.

Genus Panthera-This is only for Leopards

Species Panthera Pardus

General Discription

Height-41 cm

Length-1.6 to 2.3 m

Color-body is covered with black rosettes . They have spots that are black on their feet and chest and tail. Cubs have a smoky gray coat.

Natural Range-Leopards Live in Africa Arabia Central Asia Sir Lanka Indian sub-continent southeast Asia into southern China northern China far east Russia Korean peninsula and in north-eastern China

Diet-Leopards eat antelopes, deer, monkeys, warthogs, bush pigs, rodents, porcupines, birds, and invertibraids.

Habitat Description-Its a Tropical Terrestrial Land.They mark their territory by scratching and marking boundary.

Predators-Lions, tigers, spotted hyenas, and African wild dogs attack cubs and can kill adult leopards,But humans are the biggest predators because we attack them for their skins.

Adaptions

Physical Adaptions

A Leopard Fur helps it blend in and it's short legs help it run fast.they have a powerful jaw muscles for chewing and tearing meat. They have small round ears long whiskers and eyebrows. this keeps vegetation out of their eyes.

Behavioral Adaptions

Leopards are nocturnal and this helps them get the element of surprise.They are also solitary so they will stay safe from humans and others. They are territorial and like to have a certain spot where they have everything they need. They stalk their prey and when they sense its time they pounce on their prey.

Rescources

Burton, M., & Burton, R. (2002). Leopard. In International wildlife encyclopedia v.1 (AAR-BAR) (3rd ed., Vol. 11, pp. 1444-1446). New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish.

Hunt, A. 2011.

"Panthera pardus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed March 11, 2015 at http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Panthera_pardus/


Leopard cat. (2014). Retrieved March 19, 2015, from International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada website: http://www.wildcatconservation.org/wild-cats/asia/leopard-cat/