What Is a Baby Leopard Called?


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A baby leopard is called a cub. Cubs stay with their litter mates and mother until they are about two years old, at which time they begin living on their own.

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What Is a Baby Leopard Called?
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Leopard cubs weigh only 1 pound at birth and open their eyes around 10 days later. They rely on their mother, who is called a leopardess, for everything. Leopardesses give birth to two to six cubs at a time. A male leopard is simply referred to as a leopard. A group of leopards is called a "leap" or a "prowl." Sometimes a leopard group is referred to as a "spot."

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