While leopards are occasionally preyed upon by lions and tigers, attacks are rare due to leopards' speed and strength. Leopard cubs also face threats from birds of prey, hyenas, jackals and snakes when their mother is away hunting and they are left unable to fend for themselves.Continue Reading
The biggest threat to leopard populations is habitat loss caused by agricultural and timber industry expansion and humans, who hunt the animals for their prized fur.
The stealthy predators generally hunt medium-sized animals, such as deer and warthogs, to survive. Expert climbers, leopards often pounce on their prey from above and drag their kill to dense vegetation or tree branches away from scavengers.Learn more about Large Cats
Many big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars cannot purr because of a strip of cartilage that runs from the hyoid bones to the skull. The only big cat that purrs but cannot roar is the cheetah, which biologists place in a genus on its own, Acinonyx.Full Answer >
There are many differences between lions and tigers, including coat differences and different habitats. Lions and tigers are also different sizes, and raise their young differently.Full Answer >
When hunting, both lions and tigers tend to kill their prey by grasping it around the throat until it dies of strangulation, and both species give birth to about two to four cubs per litter. Lions and tigers belong to the same genus, Panthera, and the same family, Felidae.Full Answer >
Tigers are carnivorous animals that eat a wide range of animals depending on the habitat of the tigers and the availability of food. Often this means that tigers feed on deer and buffalo or even snakes.Full Answer >