Leopards Are Oppertunists

11th April 2012

Did you know? The black leopard is also known as the "black panther" or melanistic leopard. They have mutations that cause them to produce more black pigment (eumelanin) than orange-tan pigment (pheomelanin).

It is estimated that there are as many as 50,000 leopards worldwide. In the wild leopards hunt about 90 different species of animals.  Diet consists of mostly monkeys, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, wild pigs, and ungulates (hoofed mammals).

Leopards are infamous for their ability to go undetected. They sometimes live practically among humans and are usually still tough to spot.