Today I learned of Jean Mill, a cat breeder and conservationist who worked to protect the asian leopard cat, she disliked the fur trade so much that she successfully crossed an asian leopard with a domestic cat, creating the Bengal Cat breed, such that people can own cats with the same style of fur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Cheetahs are not considered a big cat because they lack the ability to roar. Cheetahs, the last living member of the Acinonyx genus, lacks the floating hyoid unlike lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards.(Panthera) cheetah.org/canada/2017/0…
Today I learned of Arthur du Mosch, who had a wild leopard leap in the bed of his sleeping family trying to eat his pet cat. Clad in only underwear, he wrestled the leopard and pinned him down until help arrived. "I held him like that for about 20 minutes and talked to him in Dutch. I have a way with animals". cbsnews.com/news/israeli-…
At banquets, Roman Emperor Elagabalus would serve peas with gold, lentils with onyx, beans with amber, and rice with pearls, as well as sprinkling pearls in lieu of pepper. At the end of the banquets, he would bring out lions and leopards, panicking the invitees, who were unaware they were tamed penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
Today I learned about Jim Corbett, a British hunter, tracker, and naturalist who hunted and killed a number of man eating tigers and leopards. One tiger he had killed, the Champawat tiger, had killed an estimated 436 people (the highest number of people killed by a tiger.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Today I learned about the difference between a Cheetah, a Leopard, and a Jaguar. They have significant difference in behavior and physicality although they look all same. They can be distinguished by the pattern of spots present in their body. sawongam.com/others/the-d…
In 1987 dancer/actress Juliette Prowse was mauled by the same 80-pound leopard on two separate occasions: the first time while filming a scene for Circus of the Stars, then later while rehearsing a promotional stunt on The Tonight Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Leopards and Panthers are the same animal, Panthers are just melanistic differencebetween.net/sci…
Leopard slugs have 27,000 teeth. animalhype.com/mollusk/do…
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…
Today I learned about pumapards, which are a cross between puma and a leopard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
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…
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…
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/…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
The black panther is not a species but a melanistic (opposite to albinistic) jaguar or leopard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
Lions, tigers, panthers and leopards are all part of the same genus and can interbreed with one another. actforlibraries.org/are-l…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Greeks thought the Giraffe was a mythical crossbreed of Camel and a Leopard called a Cameleopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
When Julius Caesar discovered giraffes, he named them "Camelopards" since they reminded him both of camels and leopards. penelope.uchicago.edu/~gr…
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…

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