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Leopard

The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rain-forest to steppe and including arid and mountainous areas; and to run at speeds up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph).

The common name "leopard" (pronounced /ˈle-pərd/) is a Greek compound of λέων (leōn) ("lion") and πάρδος (pardos) ("male panther"). It lives throughout Asia (except for North Asia) and Africa, including Indonesia.



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