Leopards generally have a dark yellow or golden coat with black spots, called "rosettes". Their shade of gold, as well as the rosette patterns, vary depending on their habitat. Black leopards, often mistakenly called black panthers, have an almost solid black coat, although in direct sunlight their rosettes can still be seen.
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Subsaharan Africa and Asia
Up to 400 miles
Leopards eat small and large mammals and have been known to eat bugs and fruit.
Leopards will typically have 1 to 4 cubs at a time after a gestation period of 3 months. The cubs are raised for 18 months, as they are taught to hunt and fend for themselves.
Leopards often grumble and growl. Their growl is among the lowest pitch in the cat family. When angry leopards will hiss.
Relationship with Humans
Of the 8 subspecies of leopards, all are listed as endangered, with 4 subspecies being critically endangered. Thousands of leopards are killed per year due to fear, killing of livestock, and their highly prized skins.