Leopards are renowned around the world for their unique markings and sᴋɪʟʟ at ʜᴜɴᴛing. Leopards are found all over Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. They are adored by some, ғᴇᴀʀed by others, and well-known to all. They stand out from other cats in that they can live in a variety of habitats, including sweltering desert plains, lush rainforests, and snow-capped mountain summits.
Leopards are ambush predators that ʜᴜɴᴛ at night. Although baby leopards stay with their mother for up to 18 months, they are lone ʜᴜɴᴛers that only gather to mate. Leopards use their keen hearing and vision to locate their prey.
When a prey item is located, the leopard travels gently in that direction. Cats of all breeds are widely recognized for engaging in this activity, which is known as stalking. The leopard stalks its prey until it is no more than 10 to 15 feet away, using its markings as concealment. The leopard then charges in with amazing quickness. If it is successful, the leopard holds the poor animal’s nose or throat in its mouth while suffocating it.
In addition to having distinctive spots among big cats, leopards are also distinct due to what they do with their ᴋɪʟʟed prey. Leopards haul the body into a tree for storage so they may keep it safe and return to it in the following days to nibble.
In this video, leopard ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋs a buffalo calf and its mother comes to rescue: