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Leopard


Editor
January 11, 2019
Important Leopard facts
Listed as 'vulnerable' in 1986 by IUCNThere are 9 recognized subspeciesNative to more than 35 African countries
Scientific Name
Panthera pardus
Weight
Up to 140 lb.
Size
About 28 in. at the shoulder
Life span
Up to 21 years in captivity
Habitat
Bush and riverine forest
Diet
Carnivorous
Gestation
2.5 months
Rivals / Enemies
lions, spotted and brown hyena, cheetahs,African wild dogs
Conservation Status
Near Threatened


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