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In the News (Mon 24 Nov 14)

  
  Apple - Mac OS X Leopard
With 300+ new features, Leopard is the most impressive Mac OS X version yet.
Grab a front-row seat for a walkthrough of the top attractions in Mac OS X Leopard.
See how the biggest system update in Mac history can help you love your Mac even more.
www.apple.com /macosx   (79 words)

  
  BBC NEWS | Technology | Snow Leopard Diary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With one snow leopard successfully tagged, the team is hopeful its mission will be a success, and the team members will be charting their progress for the BBC News website.
We recently discovered the collar we had placed on the female snow leopard Bayad-e-Kohsaar in November was collecting and storing her GPS data but was failing to successfully relay this crucial information back to us via satellite.
Capturing a further four snow leopards was never going to be easy, and the last 14 days both in and out of the field are testimony to this.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/6159767.stm   (2722 words)

  
  Leopard - MSN Encarta
However, by the 20th century, scientists had established that the leopard and the panther were anatomically indistinguishable from one another, and the name panther was officially dropped—all members of the species are now correctly known as leopards.
The leopard’s coat and markings are similar to those of the jaguar, and both cats can be individually identified by their spot patterns and coat characteristics.
Leopards are classified in the big cat genus Panthera, in which most scientists also include lions, tigers, jaguars, and snow leopards.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571939/Leopard.html   (1491 words)

  
  Leopard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally, it was thought that a leopard was a hybrid between a lion and a panther, and the leopard's common name derives from this belief; leo is the Latin word for lion, and pard is an old term meaning panther.
The leopard is closely related to, and appears very similar to, the jaguar; it is less often confused with the cheetah.
Leopards do not have the spots within the rosettes that jaguars always have, and the jaguar's spots are larger than the leopard's (see the photographs in jaguar).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leopard   (1723 words)

  
 Leopard
The leopard hunts mostly on the ground, and is an excellent stalker, on average stalking 275m.
Leopards are solitary, and the female’s range is usually exclusive, although this may be slightly flexible.
Leopards are good breeders in captivity and are a lot more resilient in the face of growing pressures than either lions or tigers appear to be, making conservation programmes slightly easier.
members.aol.com /cattrust/leopard.htm   (1723 words)

  
 Leopard tank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leopard was soon being purchased by a number of NATO members including Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey, as well as by Australia.
As the Leopard 1 was replaced in service by the Leopard 2, many of the otherwise serviceable hulls were used for various second-line duties.
Almost as soon as the Leopard was introduced into service in 1965, Porsche was awarded a contract to study further upgrades to the existing machines, while waiting deliveries of the MBT-70 in the mid-1970s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leopard_MBT   (1710 words)

  
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A melanistic version, "fl panthers", of the leopard is common in many populations, especially in Southeast Asia where the low light conditions of the tropical forests floors seem to have a selective advantage for darker coat coloration.
The leopard's remarkable adaptability to different environments is an indication that it is basically an unspecialized animal, favoring forest and forest boundary habitats where it can utilize trees for protection and observation platforms.
Leopards seldom become man-eaters but a number of often exagerated tales of killer leopards is sprinkled in the literature.
home.globalcrossing.net /~brendel/leopard.html   (919 words)

  
 Leopard Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leopards are absent from Sumatra, perhaps because of the presence of tigers and six other species of felids, and from Borneo, probably because of the absence of a large ungulate prey base.
Leopards range exceptionally up to 5,700 m where a carcass was discovered on the rim of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and are abundant on the highest slopes of the Ruwenzori and Virunga volcanoes.
Although protected officially, leopards continue to be killed opportunistically and there are numerous reports of local people going to extraordinary lengths to kill leopards reported in their vicinity, organizing hunting parties which do not return until the leopard is found and killed.
www.csew.com /felidtag/pages/Educational/FactSheets/leopard.htm   (2965 words)

  
 Leopard
The leopard is a versatile hunter and generally nocturnal in its pursuit of prey - however the increased frequency of hunting found in the female raising young often leads to more opportunist hunting during daylight hours.
In contrast, in the west and central forested regions of Africa the leopards prey consists mainly of the smaller antelope such as duiker, small monkeys and various rodents such as rats, squirrels and porcupines.
Leopards have also been observed to ambush terrestrial prey by leaping down from tree branches, although this behavior is apparently opportunistic and relatively uncommon (Kruuk and Turner 1967); like other cats, they probably generally prefer to get their footing on the ground before launching the actual attack.
www.kats-korner.com /bigcats/leopard.html   (888 words)

  
 African Forest - Leopard
Leopards in deep forest and mountain tend to be darker, while open grassland leopards will be lighter in coloration.
The total population of leopards in the wild is estimated at around 100,000, but in many areas their numbers are declining because of loss of habitat, hunting for pelts, and bushmeat hunting.
Their rosettes of spots are faintly visible, and sometimes fl leopards are born in the same litter as spotted leopards.
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/aforest/leopard.html   (556 words)

  
 Leopard {Panthera Pardus}
The leopard differs from the cheetah in having shorter legs, and rosette-like spots and is without the cheetah’s fl "tear" marks from eye to mouth.
Leopards are mainly nocturnal animals but are also seen during the day, especially in the early mornings and late afternoons.
Leopards are very good tree climbers and can pull large prey up a tree to protect it from other predators or scavengers in the vicinity.
www.sa-venues.com /wildlife/wildlife_leopard.htm   (437 words)

  
 Leopard
The leopard is the typical yellow cat with fl spots we think of as a leopard.
Leopards have been found to live in a wide range of environments, from savannas and semi deserts to mountains, swamps, and woodlands.
Later, researchers found that if a leopard skulls were placed on the hominid skulls in a gripping fashion, the teeth of the leopards fit the holes almost exactly.
www.bluelion.org /leopard.htm   (597 words)

  
 LeopardS; The Leopard, or Panther as it is sometimes called, is an elegant, long-bodied cat with a proportionally ...
LeopardS; The Leopard, or Panther as it is sometimes called, is an elegant, long-bodied cat with a proportionally smaller head, sturdy legs of medium length and a long tail, more sinuous in its movements than the heavier bodied lion and tiger.
Leopards are found in a wide range of habitat, from desert to savanna and forest.
Leopards have been heavily hunted for their fur, and loss of habitat and natural prey has increased predation on stock (and sometimes attacks on people) leading to further killings.
www.planet-pets.com /plntlepd.htm   (520 words)

  
 Leopard Seals - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leopard seals catch penguins by their feet and then beat them back and forth on the surface of the water to skin them.
As one might expect, Leopard seals have impressively long, sharp teeth which are well-adapted for cutting and tearing the flesh of prey.
Leopard seals' main source of food is penguins and they can often be seen cruising in the vicinity of Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo colonies.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/seals/leopard.shtml   (467 words)

  
 Leopard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Size and Appearance: The leopard is the smallest member of the 4 "great cats" and most closely resembles its cousin the Jaguar.
Leopards vary in length from 3 - 6.25 ft with a tail length of 22.5 - 43 inches, and stand 17.5 - 30.5 inches high at the shoulder.
Social System and Communication: Leopards are solitary cats, and use the same methods as the other cats for defining their territory: scent marking, feces, and scratch marks.
www.bigcatrescue.org /leopard.htm   (928 words)

  
 Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department: Leopard Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leopard sharks have a relatively narrow range, found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from Oregon to the Gulf of California in Mexico.
The pectoral fins of the leopard shark are rather broad and roughly triangular in shape.
The leopard shark is a strong swimmer and it often forms large nomadic schools that sometimes include brown smooth-hounds (Mustelus henlei), gray smooth-hounds (Mustelus californicus), and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias).
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/Gallery/Descript/LeopardShark/LeopardShark.html   (1052 words)

  
 Leopard Gecko Care
Leopard geckos are found in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Leopard geckos are among the largest geckos with adults attaining a length of around 8 or 9 inches.
Leopard geckos are relatively easy to feed because they will thrive on insects.
www.anapsid.org /leopardgek.html   (1322 words)

  
 Animal Info - Snow Leopard
Pakistan: The snow leopard occurs near the snow line in northern Pakistan in the districts of Swat, Dir and Chitral of the Northwest Frontier Province, Muzaffarabad district in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit and Baltistan districts in the Northern Areas.
Reasons for the snow leopard's decline include hunting for fur and as a trophy, killing by farmers because of its reputation as a livestock predator, and loss of prey due to man's hunting of the prey and competition of prey with domestic livestock.
Snow leopards typically inhabit rugged terrain such as steep slopes with bluffs, ridges broken by outcrops, and valleys interrupted by cliffs, with arid and semi-arid shrubland, grassland, or steppe vegetation.
www.animalinfo.org /species/carnivor/unciunci.htm   (2953 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Leopard
Leopards typically are a light tan colour with a rosette-patterned coat and a long tail.
The leopard is sometimes confused in appearance with the jaguar.
Leopards are generalist predators and are able to live in any habitat where there is sufficient cover and prey, including open savannah, forests, jungles, cold mountainous regions and even on the outskirts of urban areas.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/16.shtml   (657 words)

  
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The clouded leopard has a remarkably long skull for a cat, with well developed crests for the attachment of the jaw muscles and extremely large canines, when compared with other living felids.
The clouded leopards canines are not bladelike, as in the sabertooth cats, nor are the lower canines reduced in size.
The clouded leopard's long canines appear to have evolved for killing larger prey, such as deer and wild pigs, although birds and smaller mammals are suspected to make up much of the diet.
home.globalcrossing.net /~brendel/cloud.html   (549 words)

  
 Army Technology - Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank
The Leopard 1 was first produced in 1963 by Krauss-Maffei for the German Ministry of Defence and more than 6,000 vehicles have been exported to Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and Australia.
The successor to the Leopard 1, the Leopard 2, was first produced in 1979 and is in service with the armies of Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain, with over 3,200 produced.
The Leopard 2 is equipped with a land navigation system from the company LITEF of Bonn, Germany which is a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman (formerly Litton) of USA.
www.army-technology.com /projects/leopard   (1767 words)

  
 Untitled
Leopard is the common name for a large member of the cat family that occupies a wide range of habitats and has the most extensive distribution of any of the wild species of cat, occurring throughout much of Africa and Asia.
Specimens with darker ground colors are seen, and some leopards born in otherwise ordinary litters are completely fl and are known as fl panthers.
The name leopard is also given to other species resembling the true leopard, such as the clouded leopard of southeastern Asia, with cloudlike markings on its grayish to yellowish coat, and the snow leopard of Central Asia.
library.thinkquest.org /11922/cats/leopard.htm   (200 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Leopard
San Diego Zoo: Persian leopards Panthera pardus saxicolor and a northern Chinese leopard Panthera pardus japonensis are in Cat Canyon.
Leopards are closely related to jaguars, with a similar body structure.
Leopards that live in dry grasslands are a lighter color than those found in rain forests.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-leopard.html   (834 words)

  
 leopard — Infoplease.com
Leopards are found in much of Africa south of the Sahara and in parts of Asia from Israel to Korea and Indonesia.
The clouded leopard is nocturnal and arboreal in its habits.
Leopard - Leopard in Christian art, is employed to represent that beast spoken of in the Apocalypse with...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0829443.html   (476 words)

  
 leopard kungfu @ shaolin.com
Leopard is construed as a soft subsystem and is used to develop speed and strength, for it is the fastest of the tiger family.
Although the chain and whip are occasionally used in leopard kung fu, the main weapon is the leopard fist.
Snow leopard, leopard at dawn, leopard bares its claws and Panther are forms seen in tiger.
www.shaolin.com /leopard_kungfu.aspx   (228 words)

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