Leopard (Panthera pardus) Male sleeping. Mombo area, Chief's Island.
Okavango Delta. BOTSWANA. Southern Africa.
HABITAT: Found in every habitat and generally survive even near urban areas.
STATUS: Common although numbers are declining in hunting areas and where they come into conflict with cattle farmers.
They are medium sized cats weighing about 60 - 80 kg's with a shoulder height of 70cm. Weight-for-weight the leopard is the strongest of the cats with the incredible ability to carry a carcass weighing up to three times its own weight on the ground and to drag as much as 110kg's up a tree - to avoid competition from other predators.
They usually hunt small to medium antelope, monkeys and occasionally a baboon and will scavenge food when possible. They tend to be solitary and secretive so are not often seen.
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The Lady with the Veil, 1768 (oil on canvas)
3086727 The Lady with the Veil, 1768 (oil on canvas) by Roslin, Alexander (1718-93); 65x54 cm; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden; (add.info.: The artist's French wife Marie-Suzanne Giroust dessed a la Bolognaise
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Palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus)
Palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) male and female in a pond preparing to mate, the male on the left. Prairie Fouzon, Loir-et-Cher, France
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