Here we will be talking about the most elusive animal in this planet and that is the Leopard. We all know about them a lot but there are also some hidden facts that are still unknown to us and all of them are about leopards. Do you really known that leopards are like cats and can be kept as a companion pets in home? Yeah! seems like it is giving you a shock, but it’s true. So now, you will believe there are still something about leopards that you don’t even know. Just go through this article to get some knowledge about the animal and also you will be getting some leopard pictures that will make you stunned.
Beautiful Leopard Pictures in their Wild Nature:
Actually, leopards are big cats known for their beautiful golden spotted body and awesome hunting skills. Mainly they are thought as an animal of Africa but actually they live all over the world. So discussing about them, let’s start something that’s very interesting. Leopards are actually very strong and agile in nature. They can climb trees and are experts in carrying heavy animals after hunting. During the daytime, they are mostly seen taking rest on the branches of the trees and hunt when needed. They take up their prey up in the tree to ensure that the tigers and hyenas can’t steal them.
Leopards are also highly known for their running speed. They can run at an average speed of 58km/h and can leap about 6m horizontally and 3m vertically. Again, these leopards are also potential swimmers. So just, think about their abilities. All of these abilities make them one of the most fascinating animals among the humans. Most of the time, these leopards remain successful in their hunting attempt just because they are truly very elusive and secretive and can’t be traced on large fields. Normally, leopards have large territories in their wild and males have larger than the females. They usually mark their territories by urinating and claw marks on trees.
Leopards have many similarities with cats. Like the cats makes sound because of various emotions. Leopards will also growl when angry and purr when content. There are other various different vocalizations, which they make to understand various feelings. Normally, leopards have two or three babies per gestation period. Mothers keep their babies with them until they become old enough to live separately in the wild. For the first 8 weeks, the leopard cubs are kept hidden by the mothers.
Leopards have a vast reach but their population is decreasing day by day. Leopards are generally know to be very adaptable in nature and can adjust themselves with various different climates. They are normally very shy in nature and are very secretive and nocturnal. Leopards mainly hunt whatever they can catch to feed themselves. They are mainly seen to hunt deers, boars, gazelles, and impalas. Sometimes they even feed themselves with birds, rodents and fish. But you will rarely see the leopards to attack humans. They mostly stay away from the humans and dogs.
But the main fact is that this animal is facing a huge threat because of their habitat loss and hunting because of their fur. They are actually a threatened species in Africa, but endangered around the world. So we being animal lovers should always try to protect these animals. Great awareness is needed to protect these innocent animals. They don’t attack humans so why will we attack them for our purpose. Leopards are really valuable for us. They are a beautiful creation of nature and today they are being really killed in a huge number just only by the humans. Let’s wake up and stop these peoples.