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What do leopards eat? I need to know this for a science project on food webs.
Question Date: 2017-04-27
Answer 1:

Leopards are carnivores. Do you know what that means? Here's what I found on the web:

"They will prey on any animal that comes across their path, such as Thomson's gazelles, cheetah cubs, baboons, rodents, monkeys, snakes, large birds, amphibians, fish, antelopes, warthogs and porcupines."

Here's the website. It tells a lot about leopards:

There's one thing in this article that might be partly wrong: "Leopards are solitary creatures that only spend time with others when they are mating or raising young."

I've read that scientists used to think big cats like leopards were solitary, but now they're finding that the big cats aren't so solitary. Also, we have 2 big cats, bobcats, at the CuriOdyssey museum where I volunteer, and they are always cuddling together in their habitat. They didn't know each other when they came there, and they came from different places in California, but they want to cuddle together instead of being solitary!

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