Of all the African large cats, leopards are the least social and, arguably, the most attractive. Most of the time, they remain solitary, hiding in dense riverine vegetation or among rocky outcrops until coming out to ʜᴜɴᴛ late in the day or at night.
The leopard is an elegant creature with a long tail, small legs, and an elongated body. The leopard is the second-largest African cat after the lion, with an average body mass of between 60 kg and 70 kg and a height at the shoulder of about two-thirds of a meter.
To capture its victim, the leopard ʜᴜɴᴛs or ambushes it. In any case, it attempts to get as ᴄʟᴏsᴇ as it can to its goal. In order to ᴋɪʟʟ its prey, it then accelerates swiftly (up to 60 km/h), pounces on it, and Bɪᴛᴇs it in the neck. Leopards are incapable of pursuing their prey over great distances and will give up if the initial element of sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇ is gone and the intended prey escapes.
Leopards are very adaptable creatures that can live in semi-desert areas as well as areas with abundant subtropical vegetation. Additionally, the size of their domains can range from 10 square kilometers to several hundred square kilometers. Leopards mark their territory with their claws and urine. A male leopard will protect his territory against other males, but will share territory with females.
Let’s take a look at Extremely Rare Moment Leopard ʜᴜɴᴛs, ᴋɪʟʟs And Eats A Hyena in the video below:
Source: Africa Adventures