Leopard Facts For Kids Ages 9-12
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Leopard Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting leopard facts.
- Leopards are big cats: Leopards are one of the four big cats. The other three are jaguars, lions, and tigers. Leopards live in the most varied habitats of all the other big cats.
- Leopards are adaptable: Leopards live in most of Africa, the Middle East, and throughout Asia. They are very adaptable animals and can adjust to many different environments. They are the most geographically widespread of all the big cats.
- Leopards live in varied habitats: The most common and widespread leopard is the African leopard that lives on the African savanna. Leopards are found in the temperate forests of Europe and Asia. They are found in tropical rainforests. Leopards can even live in the desert.
- Leopards have unique spots: Leopards have rows of dark spots near their whiskers. The pattern of spots is unique to each leopard, like our fingerprints are unique to each one of us. They also have a unique pattern of dark spots around their necks, called a necklace. Researchers use these spots to identify specific leopards.
- Black panthers have black spots: Black leopards, called black panthers, are black because of a genetic condition called melanism. Melanism causes an increased amount of black color in the skin or hair. It is the opposite of albinism, which is the absence of color. Black jaguars are also called black panthers. Black leopards and black jaguars still have black spots on their fur, but they are difficult to see because they blend in with the black color of the fur. Black panthers are more common in dense forests in southern Asia.
- Leopards are incredible athletes: Leopards are incredibly strong, muscular athletes, and spend much of their time high up in tree branches. They are skilled and stealthy hunters that stalk their prey and kill them with one bite to the neck.
In Leopard Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Leopards Are Mammals
- Leopards Are Warm-Blooded
- Leopards Are Vertebrates
- Leopards Are Carnivores
- What Leopards Look Like
- Where Leopards Live
- How Leopards Mark Their Territories
- What Leopards Eat
- How Leopards Hunt
- How Leopards Find A Mate
- Where Leopards Give Birth
- How Leopards Protect Their Cubs
- Leopards Are Important To The Balance Of Nature