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RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - BorneanTiger - 01-09-2020

(12-30-2019, 09:24 AM)Styx38 Wrote: There seem to be some recent cases of Leopards killing humans, especially in India.


"Fatal encounter

November 27: Woman (45) killed in sugarcane field at Nawada village close to Nagina Dehat police station

December 17: Five-year-old Chetan of Prempuri village in Najibabad area killed and a child injured

December 19: Leopard mauls to death Chaman (23) at Alam Saray village

December 25: Shanu (16) falls prey to leopard attack at Asgarpur village

December 26: Shafiq killed by leopard



https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/farm-labourer-fifth-victim-of-leopard-attack/articleshow/72985690.cms






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Teenager mauled to death by a leopard in J-K's Kathua
      
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PTI, Jammu,

  • NOV 12 2019, 13:45PM IST
     
  • UPDATED: NOV 12 2019, 21:19PM IST


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Representative Image. (Reuters Photo).

"An 18-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.
Paroshotam Kumar was attacked and killed by the wild animal while returning to his residence in Makwal village in Ramkote area late on Monday, a police official said.

He said the victim's mutilated body was recovered from the bushes and handed over to his family for last rites after completion of legal formalities.
The incident has caused panic among local residents who took to the streets on Tuesday morning along with the victim's body and blocked the main road to protest against the wildlife department.
Senior police and civil officers rushed to the area and were persuading the protesters to disperse, assuring necessary measures to prevent such an incident from occurring in the future, the official said.
The leopard remains untraced and is believed to have fled back into the forest, he said."


https://www.deccanherald.com/national/teenager-mauled-to-death-by-a-leopard-in-j-ks-kathua-775572.html



     

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Person killed by leopard in broad daylight in Karsog's Pangana Mandi News
Publish Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:17 PM (IST)A sheep leopard was killed in a leopard attack at Pangana in Karsog subdivision of Man Killed By Leopard District Mandi. This incident is being reported from Panayadu village in Pangana. ...




"Mandi, jnn. Sheep keeper was killed in a leopard attack at Pangana in Karsog subdivision of District Mandi. This incident is being reported from Panayadu village in Pangana. The person went towards the forest carrying the cattle, during which suddenly the leopard attacked him. It is being told that the person was alone at the time of the attack and the leopard bled him badly, Ram Singh resident Panayadu died on the spot.





Hearing the sound of shouting, people nearby and another man who brought cattle with him, reached the spot and rescued him from the clutches of the leopard, but by then he had died. The police and forest department team reached the spot and started investigating the case. Statements have also been taken in the case of local people."




https://www.jagran.com/himachal-pradesh/mandi-man-killed-by-leopard-at-pangana-of-karsog-in-district-mandi-19843749.html

Albeit distressing, it's not too surprising, given that India is much more densely populated by humans than Africa. Both India and Africa have populations of over 1.3 billion, with the latter's population catching up with that of the former, but India's area is about 3.287 million km², whereas Africa's is about 30.37 million km², so imagine, with an area about one-tenth that of Africa, India has slightly more people! What that has meant for the Indian leopard is that urban areas have expanded, and natural habitats have diminished, forcing leopards to coexist with humans, even if that means preying on them or domestic livestock for survival, and likewise for other animals, including the tiger: https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2016/01/04/leopards-of-indias-silicon-city/


RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - Lycaon - 01-29-2020

French colonials with baby Atlas leopard in Algeria. 


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RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - BorneanTiger - 01-29-2020

Jackpot, more image of Atlas leopards, and it may be that skins of Barbary and West African leopards were traded in Marrakesh in 2011: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-african-leopards?pid=100708#pid100708


RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - Lycaon - 01-30-2020

Stuffed barbary leopard at the Scientific institute of Rabat.


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RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - BorneanTiger - 01-31-2020

(01-30-2020, 06:39 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Stuffed barbary leopard at the Scientific institute of Rabat.


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New thread for the Atlas or Barbary leopard: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-atlas-or-barbary-leopard?pid=100833#pid100833


RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - Luipaard - 03-06-2020

@peter Do you have further information regarding the two skulls?

Quote:I recently talked to a vet interested in skulls. He told me about 2 leopard skulls well exceeding 10 inches in greatest total length. I'll post about both skulls when I have the details (measurements and photographs).



RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - peter - 03-06-2020

(03-06-2020, 12:44 PM)Luipaard Wrote: @peter Do you have further information regarding the two skulls?

Quote:I recently talked to a vet interested in skulls. He told me about 2 leopard skulls well exceeding 10 inches in greatest total length. I'll post about both skulls when I have the details (measurements and photographs).

Not yet.


RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - Lycaon - 03-14-2020

@Pckts 

Wrong thread.


RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - Pckts - 03-15-2020

(03-14-2020, 11:37 PM)Lycaon Wrote: @Pckts 

Wrong thread.

My bad, thanks Lycaon.


RE: ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION - D - THE LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) - Panthera10 - 03-26-2020

Phylogenetics, genome diversity and origin of modern leopard, Panthera pardus.

Abstract
Leopards, Panthera pardus, are widely distributed across southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The extent and phylogeographic patterns of molecular genetic diversity were addressed in a survey of 77 leopards from known geographical locales representing 13 of the 27 classical trinomial subspecies. Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences (727 bp of NADH5 and control region) and 25 polymorphic microsatellite loci revealed abundant diversity that could be partitioned into a minimum of nine discrete populations, tentatively named here as revised subspecies: P. pardus pardus, P. p. nimr, P. p. saxicolor, P. p. fusca, P. p. kotiya, P. p. delacouri, P. p. japonensis, P. p. orientalis and P. p. melas. However, because of limited sampling of African populations, this may be an underestimate of modern phylogeographic population structure. Combined phylogeographic and population diversity estimates support an origin for modern leopard lineages 470,000-825,000 years ago in Africa followed by their migration into and across Asia more recently (170,000-300,000 years ago). Recent demographic reductions likely have led to genetic impoverishment in P. p. orientalis and in the island subspecies P. p. kotiya.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/11479008_Phylogenetics_genome_diversity_and_origin_of_modern_leopard_Panthera_pardus