Leopards are ambush predators and sneak up to 3-10 meters close to its prey before pouncing, able to tackle prey up to 10 times its own weight.
Leopards are ambush predators and have advanced vision and hearing which makes them especially adept at hunting in dense forests.
When hunting, a leopard moves with a slow, crouching walk and approaches potential prey by crouching low to the ground. The predator will get as close as 3 to 10 meters to its prey before pouncing, not allowing the target a chance to react.
The leopard’s tremendous strength allows it to tackle prey up to 10 times its own weight.
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• Sources | (African Wildlife Foundation, 2009; Hayward, Henschel, O’Brien, 2006; Hunt, 2011; Macaskill, 2009; Stander, Haden, & Kagece, 1997)