Thursday, January 9, 2014


Leopards {my non-fiction book.}

My non-fiction book is about the Leopard,and here are some things to learn about this climbing killer:Leopard hunting abilities and Leopard anatomy.

Leopard Hunting Abilities
      While Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Baboons attack prey on the ground, Leopards usually attack from a high vantage point, jumping off trees and using gravity to hit prey with a force of 3400 pounds. Leopards can hunt on the ground, and they hide in tall bushes and sprints towards it’s prey at a speed of 35 miles an hour. Once caught, razor-sharp 2-inch claws and fearsome 3-inch teeth kill the prey with a quick bite to the neck.

Here is a Leopard killing it’s prey:
Leopard anatomy
        Although the Leopard is the smallest type of big cat, pound for pound, the Leopard is stronger than a Lion or Tiger. This explains why Leopards can carry animals 4 times it’s own weight  up a 30-foot tree in less than ten seconds, while Lions and Tigers can only carry animals smaller than themselves. A relative of the Leopard, the Clouded leopard may become the next Saber-Tooth, due to its house cat sized body but 4-inch long teeth. The Leopard uses it’s tail for balance in a tree, while a Lion or Tiger would lose balance up there in no time.

Here is a leopard skeleton:

By Joseph

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