Region - Africa - India

The leopard is one of the world’s most magnificent big cats. It’s a solitary animal with a brown or fawn coat decorated with black rosettes. The cat is present in good numbers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Small amounts live in West and Central Asia, China and India.

Leopards are so strong they often drag their prey up into the lower branches of big trees. Doing this keep their meal safe from scavengers like hyenas. When in the trees they’re very well camouflaged with their spotted skins. They will often hide in the leaves whilst hunting, and then pounce on an unsuspecting prey below!

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