THE LEOPARDBy Nerea GonzálezEls Pins 2012-2013Year 5
Leopard characteristics ... There are 10 species of leopard worldwide. Most of the species of leopards are very nice, especially theskin typical leopard, snow leopard ... Leopard legs are much shorter than those of other cats. Some leopards have a genetic mutation that results inindividuals completely black. As a result, they are oftenmistaken for panthers. The cheetah can run up to 36 miles per hour for short periodsof time. A leopards jaws are so powerful that they can climb treeseven carrying a corpse.continue
Curiosities of leopards… The ancient queens of Egypt used leopards as pets. Leopards are very strong animals like the cats. These animals may look soft and lazy when they are resting,but when they are awake, it is a different story. Leopards have existed for more than 11 million years.
Feeding and hunting leopardThey eat meat, fish, monkeys.To hunt they bite the neck of the prey.Leopards don’t eat you unless the food is hard to find.Leopards are strong swimmers in fact, it’s easiest forthem to follow their prey in water.