A prancing leopard in the Serengeti. Photo Credit: Mallik Reddy.
A leopard will kill its prey with one swift bite to the neck, breaking it.
Leopards are mostly nocturnal, hunting their prey at night.
Leopard ears can hear five times more sounds than the human ear.
Leopards are classified as roaring cats but they usually bark when they have something to say.
A leopard's spots are called rosettes because they resemble roses.
The leopard is the most elusive of all the cats. They are extremely difficult to locate and track in the wild.
Some people believe that the bones and whiskers of leopards can heal sick people. Many leopards are killed each year for their fur and body parts and this is one reason why the leopard is an endangered animal.
A leopards body is built for hunting. Their sleek, powerful bodies can run up to 57 kilometres an hour. They are also excellent swimmers.
Leopards protect their food by bringing it high into the trees, sometimes leaving it there for days until they are hungry.