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’s 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.