LEOPARD LOVE! Of all big cats on earth, leopards are the most widespread. They are versatile survivors that thrive anywhere, even near towns and cities. Here’s how the leopards of the Cape differ from their Kruger cousins.
All leopards are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List ( iucnredlist.org).
Leopards in the Cape are about 50 % lighter than others. HOME RANGE
Leopards in the Cape have large home ranges – in some cases up to 10 times larger than in the savannah biome. DENSITY
The number of leopards per area in the Cape is low compared to a similar-sized area in the savannah biome.
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Leopards scratch their claws on tree bark to keep them sharp, to get rid of parasites and prey remains, and to mark their territory. of Lumka the leopard sharpening her claws and rubbing up against a tree bit.ly/WBFCleopard