What is a leopard's habitat?


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The habitat of a leopard is found in semi-deserts, savannas, grasslands and rainforests. Leopards live in Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Middle East and southern and central Asia, particularly in India and China.

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What is a leopard's habitat?
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Leopards live and thrive in a variety of habitats, ranging from the dry spaces of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula to the grasslands of China and the tropical rainforests of India. Leopards can thrive in this large range of habitats because they require very little as far as the habitats are concerned. They need enough cover to stalk prey, which gives them many options.

Leopards can stalk prey under even the most minimal cover, making them ideal candidates for living in grasslands and savannas. However, they take naturally to water and climb trees with ease, which is why they also live in rainforests. Often, they drag their prey up a tree to keep it safe from scavengers.

The colors of leopards' coats vary depending on where they live. Those living in more arid climates tend to have a paler color, usually a light yellow or tan. Those that live in rainforests sport a deeper golden color. The different colors help them to blend into their particular habitats.

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