: Leopards are more commonly foundalong riverine forests and bushes. Although lesscommon, they also can be found along openplains and savanna, mainly in hills and rockyoutcrops.
: Leopards normally hunt at night and dusk, staying in secluded spotsduring the day or lying in high branches of trees. They are solitary animalsby nature, only associating with a female for mating and staying with heronly for a couple of days. Leopards are masters of camouflage and theymove silently through the vegetation to attack their prey at very closequarters. The victim is normally killed with a bite on the back of the neck,and then taken up a tree, where the leopard will feed at leisure, away fromscavengers. Leopards are extremely territorial animals. Their life span isabout 15 years, and they can attain a mass of about 70-kg.
: Leopards are the most successful hunters of the cat family. Their preyincludes Impala, Bushbuck, Warthog and also the young of Wildebeest, Kuduand Waterbuck. Rodents, ground birds, monkeys, baboons, frogs and fish,also make part of its diet.
: The female gives birth to one to three cubs after a gestationperiod of about 105 days. The cubs are kept in secluded spots, like thicketsand rocky crevices. They are much darker than adults. Female Leopards arevery dedicated mothers leaving their cubs only when hunting.