Leopard

Leopard

Each individual leopard has a unique coat which can be used for identification.

The leopard’s coat ranges from tawny or light yellow in warm, dry habitats to reddish-orange in dense forests. The pelt is covered with black rosettes, which are circular in East Africa and square in South Africa. Leopards have solid black spots on their chest, feet, and face and rings on their tail.

Each individual has a unique coat, which can be used for identification.


Image | © Tambako The Jaguar, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Sources | (African Wildlife Foundation, 2009; Hunt, 2011; Hunter & Hinde, 2005; Nowell & Jackson, 1996)

 

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