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gorging on an antelope, this leopard relaxes in a tree. The great
cat typically drags its prey into the branches to keep it away
from larcenous hyenas and jackals. Because the leopard often manages
to bag animals larger than itself, it thinks nothing of returning
to the tree several times for leftovers. Sometimes a leopard may
store several kills in a tree at the same time.
leopard has a strong appetite for hoofed animals, but in a pinch
it will settle for monkeys, small reptiles, dogs, insects, and
fruit. Once in a great while, some leopards even develop a taste
for man. In the Himalayan foothills, a leopard once killed at
least 125 people during an eight year period.
leopard is such an efficient hunter that it can afford to rest
as much as 20 hours a day. On the prowl, the leopard creeps very
quietly, its spotted body blending into the surrounding cover.
It usually remains undetected until the final rush.
for the wolf and man, no other mammal has a natural range over
more of the earth than the leopard. This cat thrives in virtually
any African or Asian locale that offers sufficient food and cover,
including rain forests, deserts, wooded savanas and mountains.
adult males weigh 100130 pounds. Lions and tigers, which
may be four times larger, will kill a leopard if given the opportunity.
female gives birth to two or three young in a secluded den. The
helpless cubs, which weigh about a pound at birth, first open
their eyes after 10 days. By the time they leave their mother
16 to 24 months later, they can spot moving prey a mile away.
© 1997 Terry White, Drawing © 1997 Bill Harrah.
Limited Edition Print
Issue Date: 03/2002
Edition Size: 500
Image: 6.5 x 8.25
Paper: 8.5 x 11
Mat: 11 x 14
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