This muscular cat can carry an animal its own weight up a tree. By storing kills in trees, the leopard protects uneaten food from hyenas and lions.


  • Title: Leopard
  • Location: Mozambique, Africa
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 589634
  • Scientific Name: <i>Panthera pardus</i>
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology

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