A group of leopards is known as a "leap" or a "prowl." A leap of leopards usually consists of a mother and two or three cubs, which stay until they have matured to 18 to 24 months of age and have learned to successfully hunt on their own.
Males typically accompany a female in estrus for just a week or so before parting. Leopards usually go out of their ways to avoid contact with each other, living in solitude on their home ranges. They do not tolerate intrusion; with the exception of mating, unexpected encounters between the nocturnal animals can lead to fights.