Like the jaguar, leopards are beautiful big cats that are also fast and strong.
They are well known for their expert hunting abilities.
So how much does a leopard weigh?
Male leopards generally weigh between 80 to 195 pounds (36 to 88 kg).
In rare cases, male leopards have weighed up to 212 pounds (96 kg).
Female leopards weigh less than their male counterparts. They weigh 45 to 130 pounds (20 to 58 kg), on average.
How Much Do Baby Snow Leopards Weigh?
Snow leopards are very rare. Baby snow leopards weigh only .71 to 1.56 pounds (320 to 708 g), on average. That’s small!
But they grow quickly. They can quadruple their birthweight in 15 days.
Weights Of Different Leopard Species:
- Javan Leopard – 110 to 154 pounds (50 to 70 kg)
- African Leopard – 88 to 132 pounds (40 to 60 kg
- Sri Lankan Leopard – 64 to 124 pounds (29 to 56 kg)
- Indian Leopard – 64 to 170 pounds (29 to 77 kg)
- Indochinese Leopard – 176 pounds (80 kg)
- Arabian Leopard – 44 to 66 pounds (20 to 30 kg)
- North Chinese Leopard – 48 to 167 pounds (22 to 76 kg)
- Amur Leopard – 55 to 105 pounds (25 to 48 kg)
- Persian Leopard – 130 pounds (60 kg)
How Fast Can A Leopard Run?
Leopards are faster than you might think. They can run as fast as 36 mph (58 kph). That’s much quicker than the 22 mph (36 kph) speed of the fastest men in track and field.
What Do Leopards Eat?
Leopards will eat just about anything. But they especially like animals such as gazelle, impalas, deer, wildebeest, and birds.
There are times when they will also eat monkeys, rodents, and even snakes.
Are Leopards Endangered?
In many areas of the world, some subspecies of leopards are critically endangered. Much of this is due to a loss of habitat and hunting for their skins.
They are also killed by domestic livestock owners who try to protect their herds.
How Long Do Leopards Live?
On average, a leopard will live between 12 and 17 years in the wild. They can live up to 23 years in captivity.
~ Fun Fact ~
Leopards can jump a long way. When chasing prey, leopards can leap as high as 20 feet in the air.
There have been a few reports of snow leopards jumping as high as 50 feet in the air,
but scientists have doubts this is true.