Are Leopards Dangerous?

Leopards have been known to attack humans. The leopard, a member of the big cat family, is known for its powerful body, climbing ability and spotted camouflage. Leopards are so strong that they can drag a kill up an entire tree.

As ambush predators, leopards hunt antelope, pigs and primates, among other animals. They also have been known to attack dogs that live on human settlements. Comfortable in the water, leopards are good swimmers and occasionally prey on fish and crabs. Leopards are solitary animals with the exception of their first two years of life, when they live with their mothers.