Leopard

Leopard

Leopards mark their territory with urine, feces, and claw marks.

Leopards mark their territory with urine, feces, and claw marks.

Similar to other mammalian species, the home ranges of male leopards are larger and tend to overlap with those of multiple females. Home ranges also tend to be larger in arid conditions.

Male leopards have a core range of about 12 kilometers squared, with a home range of about 35 kilometers squared. Females have a core range of about 4 kilometers squared with a home range of about 13 kilometers squared.

In Namibia, the home ranges of males overlapped 46% of the time and those of females overlapped about 35% of the time.


Image | © Tambako The Jaguar, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Sources | (African Wildlife Foundation, 2009; Hunt, 2011; Macaskill, 2009)

 

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