The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea has become a unintentional nature preserve. Several rare and endangered species, including the Amur leopard and Siberian tiger have been spotted there. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
The seventh most populous city in the world, Mumbai, also has one of the highest densities of leopards (41 leopards) in a forest inside the city and the leopard population saves Mumbai US$18,000 by keeping the stray dogs population in check. theguardian.com/cities/20…
The largest concentration of leopards in the world is on the outskirts of the city of Mumbai, with more than 22 million city residents living close by. deccanherald.com/content/…
A Spoonerism is when parts of two words are switched in a phrase, such as "The Lord is a shoving leopard", instead of "a loving shepherd." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
, cheetah unlike the other big cats have claws like dogs which isn't fully retractable. Their feet structure is maximized for speedy chases on prey, leopard & lion can't achieve. ypte.org.uk/factsheets/ch…
A leopard gecko's tail houses much of its spinal cord; when grabbed, it detaches, a blood clot forms, radial glia (RG) cells multiply & regrow a tail. Humans lose RGs as adults & scar tissue would block RGs. Scientists believe RGs & bypassing scar tissue are keys to human spinal cord healing. popsci.com/gecko-tail-reg…
Panthers are not their own species, but rather " melanistic colour variant of any Panthera, particularly of the leopard (P. pardus) in Asia and Africa, and the jaguar (P. onca) in the Americas." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Wild tigers never lived in Africa. As part of the Felidae family (lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, etc), these cats share a common ancestor that originated from Africa. A common theory is that one branch of this family migrated to Asia nearly 2 million years ago, evolving into tigers. thegreatprojects.com/blog…
In Arthurian legend, the Questing Beast was a creature with the head of a serpent, body of a leopard, haunches of a lion, and feet of a deer. It may have inspired by third-hand descriptions of giraffes from merchants arthurlegends.com/the-que…
Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed 512+ animals on a safari, the menagerie included: 17 lions, 3 leopards, 7 cheetahs, 9 hyenas, 11 elephants, 20 rhino, 29 zebras, 27 gazelles, 9 giraffes, 4 flamingos, 8 hippopotami, 2 ostriches, 4 crocodiles, 4 pythons, 2 vultures, and a pelican. vox.com/2015/7/29/9067587…
When the German Bundeswehr adopted the German developed Leopard-2 tank, they demonstrated how good it’s main gun stabiliser was by balancing a stein full of beer on the end of the gun whilst driving off road. Not a drop of beer was spilt. youtu.be/zYI6gOc-3vQ
Ligers [Lion+Tiger hybrids] aren't sterile. In fact, there's a 2nd gen hybrid species called Liligers, which are bred from a female Liger and a male Lion. While ligers often inherit the sandy coloring and stripes of its parentage, liligers often develop rosettes similar to a leopard. ligerworld.com/liliger.ht…
Iran's last known tigers had occurred in the area of Golestan National Park before 1960. The fauna is still very rich and consists of Persian leopards, Indian wolves, brown bear, Jackal, wild boars, and deers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Leopard Gecko's Sex is Determined by Incubation Temperature. Higher Temperatures Can Produce all Males and Lower Temperature all Females. Incubating just below High, or above Low Temperatures Can Produce "Hot Female" that behave more like males, or "Cold Males" which behave more like female. aerg.canberra.edu.au/libr…
In Africa and Asia, Panthers are black Leopards, whereas in the Americas, they are black Jaguars. Accordingly, Panthers are not actually a separate (or single) species at all, but melanistic variations of different big cats. nationalgeographic.co.uk/…
Mumbai, India has over 20 million people, but also a thriving population of leopards with the highest concentration of these cats anywhere on the planet. bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/med…
Ancient Greeks believed that lions couldn't mate with each other, and thought that lion cubs came from a lioness mating with a leopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Jaguars and Leopards are different species of big cats, living geographically separated and having clear distinctions in body size. Both species can be black, referred to as 'Black panthers'. relay.nationalgeographic.…
The superhero Black Panther predates the founding of the Black Panther Party, and Marvel even changed the name for a while to "Black Leopard" in order to avoid confusion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In 1909, a Β£50 hunting license in the East Africa Protectorate entitled its purchaser to kill 2 buffaloes, 2 hippos, 1 eland, 22 zebras, 6 oryxes, 4 waterbucks, 1 Greater Kudu, 4 Lesser Kudus, 10 topis, 26 hartebeests, 229 other antelope, 84 colobus monkeys, and unlimited lions and leopards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Edward James Jim Corbett tracked and killed 33 well-documented man-eaters, 19 tigers and 14 leopards, that combined to kill over 1,200 people. Despite the dangerous nature of the beasts he was hunting, Corbett traveled alone and by foot while hunting the cats. corbett-national-park.co.…
Canada thought that tanks were obsolete and tried to replace them with thinly armored Stryker MGSs, They later had to buy Leopard 2 because actual experience in Afghanistan proved otherwise. defenseindustrydaily.com/…
Unlike many other big cats, snow leopards are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been a verified snow leopard attack on a human being. snowleopard.org/snow-leop…
The panther is not a species of its own. Panthers in Africa and Asia are simply melanistic leopards, while panthers in the Americas are melanistic jaguars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In some areas leopards commonly hunt dogs. They will even carry off dogs much larger than them, such as the Tibetan Mastiff and Newfoundland, that are used to protect from them. Iron collars are sometimes used to protect the dog's necks so they have a chance of surviving the initial attack retrieverman.net/2011/07/…
Tigers, jaguars and leopards love the smell of Calvin Klein's 'Obsession For Men'. This fragrance is used to lure the big cats to camera's in the wild. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Black panthers are actually not a real species, but a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards, while black panthers in the Americas are jaguars breakingitdown.co.uk/natu…
A study of Toxoplasma gondii, which is estimated to be infecting around 1,000 people every day in Britain, has found that it makes chimpanzees more attracted to the smell of leopards, their main predators in the wild. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
In 2005 a 73-year-old Kenyan man killed a leopard with his bare hands by ripping its tongue out news24.com/Africa/News/Ma…
Hyenas only resemble dogs due to evolutionary convergence. They are, in fact, more closely related to lions, leopards, and common house cats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
The black panther is not a species but a melanistic (opposite to albinistic) jaguar or leopard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Snow leopards require enormous home ranges, about 80 square miles for males and around 48 square miles for females. This means a single adult male leopard must roam over an area larger than the Caribbean island of Aruba. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Lions, tigers, panthers and leopards are all part of the same genus and can interbreed with one another. actforlibraries.org/are-l…
Today I learned of the Leopard of Gummalapur, a man-eater that killed 42 people. Villagers began to barricade themselves indoors after sundown, and the leopard β€œin its frustration” would tear through the thatched walls and roofs of the huts to get inside. It was killed by famous hunter Kenneth Anderson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Today I learned of Kamla Devi, an Indian woman who won a fight with a leopard after struggling with it for 30 minutes. She managed to kill it with a sickle. theguardian.com/world/201…
The Savannah is the largest domestic cat breed. It resembles a small leopard and behaves like a dog. They can grow up to 40 lbs, have an eight foot vertical jump, and can be trained to walk on a leash and play fetch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav…
Greeks thought the Giraffe was a mythical crossbreed of Camel and a Leopard called a Cameleopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
There is a school for the deaf in Arkansas and their mascot is the leopard. So they are the deaf leopards. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
One armed drummer Rick Allen's (Def Leopard) arm was severed by a seat belt and he was thrown through a sun roof 100 meters youtube.com/watch?v=XLNVA…
Leopard Slugs are Hermaphrodites. They mate by hanging mid-air on a mucous string and releasing a blue penis from the side of their head that blooms into a flower. youtube.com/watch?v=wG9qp…
Bears, lions, and leopards all coexisted in the Atlas mountains of Morocco until the 1870s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
'black panthers' arent their own species, but a name for mutated leopards, jaguars or other big cats. A change in their genes made a new type of allele. This allele stimulated production of pigment melanin and so caused their blackish fur. britannica.com/animal/bla…
This year Russia opened an 575 meter highway tunnel near its Siberian border with China to divert automobile traffic away from the migratory route of the near-extinct Amur leopard. rt.com/news/337282-tunnel…
When Julius Caesar discovered giraffes, he named them "Camelopards" since they reminded him both of camels and leopards. penelope.uchicago.edu/~gr…
After scavenging dead humans, leopards can grow to enjoy human meat. They have been known to break down doors and roofs in order to reach human prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
, that Mumbai a city of 20 million people also houses one of the highest densities of Leopards in the world. natgeotraveller.in/out-of…
Black panthers are just the melanistic (opposite of albinism) color variant of leopards and jaguars and not an independent species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes β€” it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head. jeb.biologists.org/conten…
Snow leopards can jump as far as 50 feet. nationalgeographic.com/an…
There exists an isolated species of Leopard only know to inhabit a tiny range where the boarders of China, Russia, and North Korea meet. With an estimated wild population of 60 individuals, the Amur leopard is the rarest big cat species in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amu…
On the set of Hatari! shot in Africa, John Wayne and co-star Red Buttons were playing cards outside when a leopard come out of the bush towards them. When Buttons mentioned the approaching leopard, Wayne said, "See what he wants." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat…
The Arkansas School for the Deaf's nickname is the Leopards. The Deaf Leopards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark…
There is fewer than 60 of the Amur Leopard left. It is the rarest big cat on earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amu…
Def Leopard's drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident in 1984, determined to keep going he got a custom made electronic drum set to assist. Their next album "Hysteria" was released in 1987 which was credited as to being their best album yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
A leopard seal once tried to teach a National Geographic photographer how to hunt. dpreview.com/news/2012/10…
The mascot for the Arkansas School for the Deaf is the Leopard. They're the leopards that are deaf. The Deaf Leopards. arschoolforthedeaf.org
The word "leopard" is a Greek compound of leon ("lion") and pardos ("male panther"), as it was believed in antiquity leopards were hybrids of the two. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
A National Geographic photographer (Arctic specialist) felt β€œtrue love” for, and nurtured by, a 1000 lb. leopard seal that could "kill you in an instant" He spent 4 days in the water with her while she continually tried to feed him penguins. (On the link story starts around 51 minutes in) radiolab.org/story/91701-…
In 2011 a man released more than 50 wild animals in Zanesville, OH, including 18 tigers, 17 lions, as well as black and grizzly bears, wolves, leopards, mountain lions, baboons and monkeys nypost.com/2011/10/19/own…
The Clouded Leopard has the largest canine teeth-to-body ratio of any cat, and is referred to as "the modern sabre tooth" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
There is a hypothesis that dragon myths started because ancient hominids were mainly hunted by leopards, pythons, and birds of prey. The combined fear of all three merged into the dragon image in isolated cultures all over the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_…
Black Panther isn't a distinct animal, but is a mutated form of a leopard or jaguar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The black panther is not it's own species but actually refers to any melanistic (black) big cat. This would include black leopards, jaguars, tigers or lions. tigerfriends.com/panthers…
One leopard killed 410 people and was hunted down by the same man that killed the tiger with 436 victims. They were active in the same region at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
A taxidermist once killed a leopard with his bare hands by ramming his fist down its throat and body slamming it until its ribs broke. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Leopards (Panthera pardus) are actually a type of panther. The name leopard reflects that in antiquity, leopards were believed to have been a combination of a lion (leo) and a panther (pardos). In reality, the genus Leopardos are the small spotted cats like the ocelot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Today I learned of Jim Corbett who killed two leopards who were responsible for 526 deaths and a tiger who was responsible for 436 deaths. He hunted the big cats on foot with his dog "Robin" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
The mascot of the Arkansas School for the Deaf is the leopard. It wasn’t chosen because of the band Def Leppard, but the band has met the football team. businessinsider.com/ap-de…
Ostriches are the largest and heaviest birds in the world, they can outrun Leopards, their kick is strong enough to kill a Lion, male Ostriches can roar like a lion and they can see as far as 2.2 miles (3.5 km). arubaostrichfarm.com/fact…
There are fake Harry Potter books written and distributed in China, masquerading as additional works of J.K. Rowling. They shamelessly rip off other authors' work in tandem with hers, with amazing titles like "Harry Potter and the Leopard Walk-Up-To Dragon" and "Harry Potter and the Big Funnel." nytimes.com/2007/08/10/op…
The Arkansas School for the Deaf's mascot is the leopard. That makes them the Deaf Leopards. arschoolforthedeaf.org/ed…
A "Panther" isn't a real animal. It is actually a term used to describe black cougars, jaguars and leopards. a-z-animals.com/animals/p…
Giraffes used to be called Camelopards (Camel + Leopard) medieval_terms.enacademic…
Jim Corbett, a British Indian hunter, became famous for hunting man-eating leopards and tigers. Amongst his casualties were the Champawat Tiger and the Panar Leopard who ate 436 and 400 people respectively. He later used his influence to create a reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Today I learned of the Leopard of Rudraprayag which killed over 125 people. "The leopard... would break down doors, leap through windows, claw through the mud or thatch walls of huts and drag the occupants out before devouring them." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
The Greek and Roman word for giraffe was 'camelopardalis', because they believed it was an unnatural hybrid of a camel and a leopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
The Marvel Comics character Black Panther was not named after the Black Panther Party, and Marvel's use of the name actually predates the founding of the party. In fact, the character's name was briefly changed to "Black Leopard" in order to avoid confusion with the controversial group. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus), whereas black panthers in the Americas are jaguars (Panthera onca). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Black Panthers Are Not A Real Species. They Are Jaguars And Leopards That Have Melanism (The Opposite Of Albinism). bigcatrescue.org/jaguar-f…
In the 1920s a leopard killed > 125 people. This man-eater acquired a taste for human flesh by feeding on unburied corpses following an epidemic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
A National Geographer photographer was taught how to hunt by a giant leopard seal and fed for 4 days straight weinterrupt.com/2009/11/g…
One of the World’s largest and most dense population of wild Leopards live in Mumbai. theguardian.com/cities/20…
A group of leopards is called a leap. researchmaniacs.com/Colle…
In India some leopards live hidden in urban areas and prey at night on pets, pests, and livestock. Occasionally they attack women and children. The government pays families $12,300 for attacks that are fatal. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
Southeast Asia's clouded leopard is considered the evolutionary link between the four big cats (lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars) and domesticated house cats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Today I learned of Kamla Devi, a 56 year old Indian who got ambushed by a leopard and killed it with the only thing she had- an iron sickle. theguardian.com/world/201…
The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes β€” it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
During their mating season, snow leopards mate 12-36 times A DAY en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The giraffe used to be called the 'Camelopard' because the British thought it look a bit like a camel, and a bit like a leopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
A panther isn't its own animal, it's just another name for a leopard, cougar, jaguar or mountain lion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Panthers can be of two different kinds of big felines: jaguars in the Americas and leopards in Asia or Africa. Their shared similarity is only melanism between the two different cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
A pumpard is a hybrid of a puma and a leopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
The Canadian Forces didn't re-paint any of the Leopard tanks that they deployed in Afghanistan. They just let them get really dusty! casr.ca/101-army-armour-l…
The most prolific man-eating cat was a tiger that killed an estimated 436 people. The second? A leopard that killed over 400 people. Both were shot by the same hunter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Isolated leopard populations still exist in the Arabian peninsula with as many as 100 wild leopards living in countries such as Israel, Yemen and Saudi Arabia haaretz.com/news/new-stud…
Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism tysto.com/articles09/q1/2…
There's a species of leopard (IE the Clouded leopard) in east Asia that only grows to be about 25 to 50 pounds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
"black panthers" aren't an actual species, they're just leopards and jaguars with melanism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
Black panthers don't actually exist. "Black panthers" in Asia/Africa are actually leopards and those in America are jaguars. youtube.com/watch?v=6przu…

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