Presentation on theme: "By Elise S.. Table of Contents Introduction Types of leopards A leopards body Food! On the hunt Cubs In danger The hunt of a mother leopard Conclusion."— Presentation transcript:
Types of Leopards There are 8 different types of leopards living on earth today. Anatolian leopards, North Persian leopards, Amur leopards, java leopards, North Chinese leopards, Sri Lankan leopards, Baluchistan leopards, and South Arabian leopards. Anatolian leopard drinking Amur leopard Baluchistan leopardJava leopard North Chinese leopard Persian leopard South Arabian leopard Sri Lankan leopard Not Leopards Snow leopards & clouded leopards are called “leopards” but they are not even closely related to true leopards, pure leopards. Clouded leopard on the right, snow leopard on the left
A Leopards Body Bendable backbone to make long strides while running. Sharp ears for listing for prey Excellent vision, day & night Long claws to grab and hold prey, climb trees, and dig into the ground while running Long tail to hold balance while running Long, strong legs for running, jumping, swimming, and climbing A leopard’s body is not built for running after prey. It’s build to hide, sneak up on prey, and pounce. Their back legs a really strong to help them with this method of hunting, however they also help them with climbing, swimming, and running. Their front legs are designed to capture prey, climb, swim, and run like their back legs, but aren’t as strong.
Food! Leopards are carnivores. People can’t say which food leopards prefer because each one has it’s own favorite. They mainly feed on boars, deer, birds, rodents, fish, reptiles, hares, water hogs, hyraxes, and even monkeys and baboons. Sometimes they get close to farms and attack cattle and sheep. Wild boar Deer Rodents Fish Snake HaresHyraxes Baboon Monkeys
On the Hunt A leopard’s body is built to stalk prey and catch them off guard, unlike a cheetah who runs after it’s prey. Like most other animals leopards single out the younger or more weaker animals when hunting. They look for a small hers grazing, this means less eyes searching for danger. These leopards waiting and listing, smelling, and looking for an animal easier to catch and big enough to be worth the chase. This leopard is stalking an animal, with it’s head down listing for a reaction. This leopard is in the ground waiting for the antelope to put their heads down and resume grazing. This leopard had jumped and caught this antelope. This leopard caught and is dragging a gazelle up this tree to keep it safe from other animals like lions and hyenas who would eat it. You may be wondering why other leopards don’t steal each other's food. This is because leopards are territorial animals and drive other leopards from their territory to protect good hunting places, water, food they already caught and their young.
Conclusion For a long time people were afraid and interested of/in leopards. It’s true that leopards will and can attack cattle it they get hungry enough, but that rarely ever happens and they don’t attack human unless they feel threatened. They also help control the population of their prey. Without these sleek beautiful creatures other animals like deer will over populate soon and cause problems with they way we live and rely on the way the world is to survive. In this book you learned about what leopards eat, how they hunt, about their young, and why there’re in danger. If you want to learn more about leopards you can find books in your local library or search up specific information on the internet. I hope this book helped you and you enjoy learning about leopards.
Glossary Beautiful – another word fore pretty or gorgeous Carnivore – an animal that only eats meat Cheetah – a thin wild cat, has small black spots and lives in the savannah Danger – the possibility of being harmed or injured Endangered – threatened with extinction Grazing – and animal eating grass Habitat – the place and animal lives, the biome it lives in Herd – a group of herbivores that live and migrate together (if that type of animal migrates) Impala – a large member that that lives in Asia or Africa, similar to a deer of gazelle Jaguar – a large wildcat, member of the big cat family, lives in the jungle, and has large thick rosettes Leopard – a large mammal, member of the big cat family, lives in Asia or Africa, and has small rosettes all over it’s body with small spots in between them Litter – a group of young animals born at the same time Lunges – a huge jump, usually further and faster than normal Monkey – a small mammal that lives and climbs in the trees of the rainforest, eats fruits, and has a tail like a safety rope Prey – an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal Rosettes – the c shaped markings on an animal’s fur Starvation – going to hungry Territorial – an animal that lives and hunts in it’s own territory Territory – a place where an animal lives, hints, stays within the boundaries of and protects