Panthera pardus fuska or Indian
Leopard is found in large numbers in India at different places ,
though Indian Leopard was declared near Threatened in 2008 by IUCN,
There are many categories in Leopards in India as Indian Leopard,
Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard Etc. Generally Male Leopard has size
approx 4 ft - 4 ft 8 inches of body size excluding tail and weight
up to 50 kgs to 75 kgs. Females are smaller inn size 3.5 ft size and
weight approx 35 kgs.|
food is antelopes ,deer ,rodents ,birds ,reptiles ,monkeys and fish
, Leopard loves to eat dog too. Leopard lives in woodlands , Life
span of Leopard is approx 15-20 years, Leopard is a solitary animal
and moves during the day and night.
Leopard doesn't eat its
kill on the spot like tiger and lion and it gets the kill away to a
safe place, There are several cases when this muscular cat has
been carried the killed animal to top of tree. Mother Leopard
carries her babies from one place to other place for safety purpose,
Cubsleave mother after 2 years when they are fully grown .
There are approx 250 leopards present in
Rajaji National Park , Though Leopard also prey on domestic
livestock including cattles, When a Leopard becomes man eater it is
more dangerous then Tiger because of the knowledge of the habit of
men , Leopards are distributed throughout the India.
Black Panther is melanite version of Leopard and balck
spots are visible in sun light under balck colored skin . Some times
Leopard can kill Python & Crocodile too.
Leopard has similarity with Jaugar,
Leopard can run with speed of 58 kms per hour for a short duration ,
Leopards are very good tree climbers, Favorite prey of Leopards are
Dog , Domestic Animals, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Hare ,Wild Boar
and Some times Sambar Deer & Blue Bull