Leopard Facts



  • A leopard can carry a prey animal three times its own weight up a tree, out of reach of scavengers.
  • Black panthers are leopards with black pigmentation. Any leopard litter may include a black cub.
  • The South American jaguar is America‚Äôs only big cat.
  • A frozen leopard carcass was found on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa, at an altitude of 5692 m.
  • The jaguar catches not only fish, but also otters, turtles, alligators and frogs.
  • Snow leopards, which inhabit the mountains of Central Asia, have never been known to roar.
  • The snow leopard has paws cushioned with hair to act as snow shoes. In the Himalayas it seldom goes below 2000m, and sometimes goes as high as 5500 m. p The snow leopard, also known as the ounce, is a solitary animal, active mainly in the early morning and late afternoon.
  • Leopards have survived successfully partly because they will eat almost anything, from crabs to baboons.
  • By far the best climber of the big cats, the leopard sometimes drops straight out of a tree onto its victim.
  • The leopard is by far the best climber of the big cats, and often sleeps in the branches, as well as storing food there.
  • The jaguar was worshipped as a god by early South American cultures.