How Fast Can a Leopard Run?
A Leopard can run at speeds up to 35mph which in kilometers per hour is around 56km/h. The body of a leopard is around 1.9-2.1 meters long which is about 6.2-6.9 feet long. That is not including the leopards tail which is around 0.9-1.40 meters long which in inches is about 35-55 inches long. A leopard is around 0.60-0.71 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 2-2.3 feet tall at the shoulder. As for weight, a leopard can weigh up to 91kg which in pounds is around 201 pounds. A leopard has dark spots on its body which are arranged in rosettes kind of like a jaguars except a jaguar's will have a spot in them. Some leopards will have black fur and these leopards have been referred to as black panthers. The leopards referred to as black panthers still have spots, they are just harder to see. Leopards are solitary and mostly nocturnal. As for diet, leopards will eat anything it can catch, they have seen eat things like impalas, zebras, snakes, lizards, birds, and even jackals. Leopards are excellent at climbing trees. Leopards will usually store their kills in the branches of trees so it will be more difficult for other animals to steal their kills. Leopards have no problem going in the water and are good swimmers. There are nine currently recognized subspecies of leopard. The nine currently recognized subspecies of leopard are: the African leopard, the Indian leopard, the Javan leopard, the Arabian leopard, the Amur leopard, the North Chinese leopard, the Persian leopard, the Indochinese leopard, and the Sri Lankan leopard. The gestation period for a leopard is around 2.5-3 months. A leopard will give birth to 2-4 offspring. The offspring of a leopard are referred to as cubs. As for lifespan, a leopard will live for around 12-17 years in the wild. It is possible for a leopard to live past 21 years in captivity.