The leopard (Panthera Pardus) is among the 4 huge cat species. Among the many Wild Cats, the Leopard is the fourth largest cat, after the Tiger, Lion and Jaguar. It’s named Leopard with the mixture of the phrases Leo (Lion) and Pard (Panther) as a result of its resemblance to a mix of lion and panther. Also called Pars. The areas the place leopards reside; It extends to snow-capped mountainous areas in India, Malaysia (Rainforests) and China. Coloration and measurement variations are noticed in line with the place they reside. Leopard is sort of just like Jaguar when it comes to look. There are brown-black spots on their brown feathers. There are additionally white and noticed Leopards referred to as Snow Leopards.
Not like the Jaguar, the Leopard is smaller and lighter when it comes to physique construction. Its head and chin are smaller than that of the Jaguar. The face form has softer traces. The black spots on their necks have taken the type of traces. The thorax and stomach are extra white in shade. The spots on their fur are completely different in each Leopard. In some, the spots dominate the entire physique. Leopards on this construction, known as melanistic, seem utterly black. Leopards of this shade are often known as Black Panthers. The size of the leopards is round 85-90 cm on common excluding the tail size (it might probably attain 230-240 cm if the tail lengths longer than half of their physique is included), and their weight varies in line with the area the place they’re discovered and hunted, as much as 80 kg. It could even go over it. Feminine Leopards have a shorter and lighter physique construction than males.