Animals With Leopard In Their Name

These animals are named after the leopard because they resemble it in appearance, eating habits, or even behavior.

Snow Leopard
The Snow leopard is a large predator from Central and South Asia. It is a solitary animal that is active mostly at dawn until early morning, and again in afternoons and early evenings. Like other cats, Snow leopards use scent marks to indicate their territories and common travel routes. They are capable of killing most animals in their range and also eat a significant amount of vegetation, including grass and twigs. The snow leopard is widely ...
used in heraldry and as an emblem in Central Asia. It has also been declared the national animal of Pakistan.
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Leopard Seal
The Leopard seal is a large fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammal. It is the second-largest species of seal in the Antarctic and its only natural predator is the Killer whale. The Leopard seal has a counter-shaded coat with silver to dark gray blend and a distinctive spotted "leopard" coloration pattern dorsally and a paler, white to light gray color ventrally. This seal is perhaps best known for its reptilian-like head and massive jaws which ...
are enormous for its body size and which allow it to be one of the top predators in its environment. As "true" seals, Leopard seals do not have external ears or pinnae but possess an internal ear canal that leads to an external opening. Their hearing in the air is similar to that of a human, and seals use their ears in conjunction with their whiskers to track prey underwater.
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Leopard Cat
Leopard cats are small wild cats native to continental South, Southeast, and East Asia. Their bodies and limbs are marked with black spots of varying size and color, and along their backs are two to four rows of elongated spots. In their huge range, Leopard cats vary so much in coloration and size of spots that they even were thought to be several different species. Their black markings may be spotted, rosetted, or may even form dotted streaks, ...
depending on subspecies.
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Long-Nosed Leopard Lizard
The Long-nosed leopard lizard is another animal named for its unique coloration which helps it to be a very successful ambush predator; it lies in wait in the shadows underneath a bush or small tree, where its spotted pattern blends, waiting for its prey to pass by. The males and females of this species are different in appearance. During the mating season females develop reddish-orange spots and bars on their sides and underneath the tail when ...
gravid (carrying eggs or young). Males, during the breeding season, attain pink or rusty wash on their throat, chest, and sometimes the body. Long-nosed leopard lizards also rely on speed and agility to successfully hunt their prey as well as to escape predators. When running at rapid speeds they run with their forelimbs raised.
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Leopard Tortoise
The Leopard tortoise is a large and attractively marked tortoise found in the savannas of eastern and southern Africa. Juveniles and young adults are decorated with black blotches, spots, or even dashes and stripes on a yellow background. In mature adults, these markings tend to fade to a nondescript brown or grey. The Leopard tortoise is the fourth largest species of tortoise in the world. It favors semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats and ...
in both very hot and very cold weather, it may dwell in abandoned fox, jackal, or aardvark holes. It is normally active during the day and prefers to rest during hot weather or during the dry season.
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