Behaviour of the Leopard

Solitary except when pair comes together to mate or when females are supporting the dependent youngsters. They stalk and pounce on their prey. Leopards are good climbers and swimmers and are often during the day found resting high up in a tree. Normally active during the night but occasionally seen at low light or early in the morning. Males marked their territories by means of urine, droppings and tree scratching; territories of one male may overlap that of several females. Size of territories may differ depending on the availability of food. (20km² - 200km²)