Panthera pardus

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Photograph by Ed Neubaum.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Neubaum_Leporad in tree Kruger Park SA.jpg

Panthera pardus – African leopard, Kruger park, South Africa.

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“Call me Spot one more time, and you’ll get to know the claw.”

Glen Davidson

Is this a regular leopard, or the marsupial version?

How can you tell? Were you there?

ksplawn said:

Is this a regular leopard, or the marsupial version?

The marsupial version is rather more pink.

Speaking of colors, decades ago we also used to hear about another leopard species “the rare Black Panther”. Of course this was really just a melanic color variant, so this “species” has been allowed to quietly disappear.

I also remember a National Geographic special years ago about the great conservation work zoos were doing. One of the five examples was a maharaja in India who had preserved, in his private zoo, “the extremely rare White Tiger”. He had bred white tigers with each other and got more of them. Apparently the National Geographic people did not know enough biology to put that into perspective. I haven’t heard of that “species” in a while either.

So beautiful. Makes me want to go back in time 15,000 years and tell the people then “forget the dog - domesticate THAT.”

eric said:

So beautiful. Makes me want to go back in time 15,000 years and tell the people then “forget the dog - domesticate THAT.”

So you come downstairs in the morning and find a dead antelope on the kitchen mat.

Looks like that cat is smoking a stoogie…

eric said:

So beautiful. Makes me want to go back in time 15,000 years and tell the people then “forget the dog - domesticate THAT.”

So that one day you could be petting your purring feline and it would suddenly get the twitches and tear your arm off, and then demand more petting from your lifeless corpse.

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