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BY:Demetria Rouse
KINGDOM-ANIMALIA
PHYLUM-CHORDATA (VERETEBRAT)
CLASS-MAMMALIA
ORDER-CARNIVORA
FAMILY-FELIDAE
GENUS-PANTHERINAE PANTHERA
SPECIES-PARDUS
PHYSCIAL DESCRIPTION
Leopards are well known for their cream and gold
spotted fur, but some leopards have black fur with
dark spots. These black leopards are often mistaken
for panthers.
A leopArd’s tAil is just About As long As its entire
body. This helps it with balance and enables it to
make sharp turns quickly.
Their head is larger than their body. Male weigh
around 91 kg and the females weigh around 60 kg
A leopArd’s bodY is built For Hunting.
THEY HAVE SLEEK, POWERFUL BODIES AND
CAN RUN AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 57 KILOMETERS
PER HOUR.
THEY ARE ALSO EXCELLENT SWIMMERS
AND CLIMBERS AND CAN LEAP AND JUMP LONG
Habitat
Indian Leopards prefer dry
deciduous forests, desert
ecosystems, tropical rainforests
and northern coniferous forests.
PREDATORS
Humans are the
predators of the
Indian Leopards.
They hunt and
kill them for the
skin .The skin is
used to make
clothes out of .
Indian
Leopards are
carnivorous.
They feed on
monkeys,
rodents,
reptiles,
amphibians,
birds, fish,
wild pigs,
wild boars
and many
more.
CHANGED OVER TIME
Leopards feed on a variety of small and mediumsized prey, usually hunting at night by ambush.
Leopards use trees as resting places and
frequently drag their catch up there for feeding.
The number of leopards is declining worldwide due
to hunting and habitat destruction resulting from
human population pressure.
EXAMPLE: Humans hunt them for fur .
The Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) is a
leopard subspecies widely ...
Hunting for the illegal wildlife trade has the
greatest potential to do maximum Apart from
poaching, Indian leopards are threatened by loss
of habitat and ... of
leopards, condemned sport hunting and recognized
their key role in the
ecosystem.
HISTORY!!!!
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/leopar
d.html
http://www.ecoindia.com/animals/mammals/indian-
leopard.html
http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/l
eopard.html
http://www.indiafootprints.com/wild-animals/leopard.htm
PICTURES WORKS CITED
•http://www.fantasticindia.org/images/india
n-leopard.jpg
•http://www.wti.org.in/pictures/leopardcwrc.jpg
•http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynami
c/00938/01tvpt-leopard_938297f.jpg
•http://blog.londolozi.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/11/Maxabeni-withhyena.jpg
•http://cederbergcaracalproject.files.word
press.com/2012/02/capture-d_c3a9cran-201203-18-c3a0-07-51-251.png?w=930
•http://www.what-is-this.com/images/blogs/82007/human-encroachment-poachingkilling.jpg
CLUBS
A litter can include two to three cubs. The
cubs are born with a gray coat with very
light spots. The female cares for her cubs
and stays with them until they are old and
strong enough to go with her. The mother cat
keeps her cubs hidden for about 8
weeks. Cubs live with their mothers for
about two years
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