Leopard

The Leopard – Panthera Pardus – Is another of the Big Cat Species and in South Africa it is known to be the smallest member of the Big 5 (The big 5 is a term coined by hunters used for the 5 most difficult animals to hunt on foot) They weigh in at around 60-70kg for an average male. Widespread throughout Africa – Except for the Sahara Dessert, they are also found in the southern parts of the Middle East, India and Southern parts of Asia. Smaller Leopards are found in the Cederberg and Boland known as the Cape Leopard. With Cape Leopards females weigh around 20kg and males average at about 35kg. Leopards are known to drag their prey up a tree to keep it safe from other predators. It has been found that Leopards can drag prey of 2-3 times their own body weight up trees and some smaller prey up to a height of 15meters. And there you were thinking that fine dining on rooftop restaurants was something invented in Manhattan!

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