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The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.
The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.If you have any questions about this and/or other animals, please feel free to post them in the “questions/comments” area.

The African Leopard is one of the rarest and most distinguished of all big cats. There are 9 different species of Leopard in the world. The most common and well known is the African Leopard. Leopards are solitary hunters and predators. Only coming together once during the breeding season, they live their entire lives on their own. Leopards range from Africa, Asia, and to as far as Russia. The African Leopard’s diet consists of a large range of prey. This is what makes the Leopard the widest ranging of all great cats. Leopards are excellent climbers. The African Leopard is the only known species of cat that is equipped with fully rotating and interlocking ankles. This enables them to walk head first down trees like squirrels. The common mistake with leopards is that people often mistake them for other big cats such as the Jaguar. Jaguar’s live in South America and are a lot bigger than the Leopard. Jaguar’s also have tear stains running from their eyes. Their spot pattern is a circle with a dot in the center. This helps to identify them. The three most common and well known Leopard species are the Asiatic Leopard, Snow Leopard (2nd from bottom) and the Amur Leopard (bottom photo). 
Despite common belief, the Black Panther is actually not a separate Leopard species at all. The Black in these cats are a result of a recessive gene called the “red gene”. This turns their coats black instead of the usual tan color with spots. Their spots are still visible on their coats in bright sunlight.


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This is the African Wildebeest (also known as the “gnu”), is named after it’s menacing looks. They are members of the antelope family and are capable of running up to 40mph. Every year they travel approximately 1,000 miles. Why you might ask? This occurs because of the drought season. During the summer months when their food sources dry out they migrate to Northern Africa in order to reach their grasslands during the rainy season. This grass is rich in vital nutrients and provides an excellent source of food for them. Wildebeest are prey to the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile, and also the African Wild dog. The photos at the bottom are of the “Great Migration” that the Wildebeest and many other prey animals participate in.  If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Wildebeest (also known as the “gnu”), is named after it’s menacing looks. They are members of the antelope family and are capable of running up to 40mph. Every year they travel approximately 1,000 miles. Why you might ask? This occurs because of the drought season. During the summer months when their food sources dry out they migrate to Northern Africa in order to reach their grasslands during the rainy season. This grass is rich in vital nutrients and provides an excellent source of food for them. Wildebeest are prey to the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile, and also the African Wild dog. The photos at the bottom are of the “Great Migration” that the Wildebeest and many other prey animals participate in.  If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Wildebeest (also known as the “gnu”), is named after it’s menacing looks. They are members of the antelope family and are capable of running up to 40mph. Every year they travel approximately 1,000 miles. Why you might ask? This occurs because of the drought season. During the summer months when their food sources dry out they migrate to Northern Africa in order to reach their grasslands during the rainy season. This grass is rich in vital nutrients and provides an excellent source of food for them. Wildebeest are prey to the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile, and also the African Wild dog. The photos at the bottom are of the “Great Migration” that the Wildebeest and many other prey animals participate in.  If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Wildebeest (also known as the “gnu”), is named after it’s menacing looks. They are members of the antelope family and are capable of running up to 40mph. Every year they travel approximately 1,000 miles. Why you might ask? This occurs because of the drought season. During the summer months when their food sources dry out they migrate to Northern Africa in order to reach their grasslands during the rainy season. This grass is rich in vital nutrients and provides an excellent source of food for them. Wildebeest are prey to the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile, and also the African Wild dog. The photos at the bottom are of the “Great Migration” that the Wildebeest and many other prey animals participate in.  If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Wildebeest (also known as the “gnu”), is named after it’s menacing looks. They are members of the antelope family and are capable of running up to 40mph. Every year they travel approximately 1,000 miles. Why you might ask? This occurs because of the drought season. During the summer months when their food sources dry out they migrate to Northern Africa in order to reach their grasslands during the rainy season. This grass is rich in vital nutrients and provides an excellent source of food for them. Wildebeest are prey to the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile, and also the African Wild dog. The photos at the bottom are of the “Great Migration” that the Wildebeest and many other prey animals participate in.  If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.

This is the African Wildebeest (also known as the “gnu”), is named after it’s menacing looks. They are members of the antelope family and are capable of running up to 40mph. Every year they travel approximately 1,000 miles.
Why you might ask? This occurs because of the drought season. During the summer months when their food sources dry out they migrate to Northern Africa in order to reach their grasslands during the rainy season. This grass is rich in vital nutrients and provides an excellent source of food for them. Wildebeest are prey to the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile, and also the African Wild dog. 
The photos at the bottom are of the “Great Migration” that the Wildebeest and many other prey animals participate in.  If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.

This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.
This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. (The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s) If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.

This is the African Spotted Hyena. Also known as Crocuta crocuta. There are 3 different species of Hyena in Africa. The two relatives of the Spotted Hyena are the Brown Hyena and the Striped Hyena. Hyena’s live in family groups called clans. A Hyena clan can consist of up to 80 individuals at a time. Hyena’s are actually not dogs at all. The Hyena is closer in relation to a cat than a dog. A baby Hyena is known as a cub. Unlike a Lion pride, the Hyena clan is dominated by the females. Female Hyenas are the leaders and the alphas. The Hyena has the strongest bite force of any mammal on Earth. They are capable of biting through, and digesting bone. Despite common misconception of being scavengers, Hyenas are excellent hunters. 
(The bottom two are the Brown and Striped Hyena’s)
 If you have any questions about this and other animals, please feel free to ask in the “questions/comments” area.

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