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Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca)

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Predator and Prey Path Crossing - Karnataka Feb 2015
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One of the best and largest males I have seen. Looks very robust and in great health. Beautiful specimen.
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Leopard Vs Gaur, A video from Satpura Tiger Reserve, India.



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Tfs @sanjay cool to see Leopard and gaur together have never seen that before! :-)
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This is a thread dedicated to the Indian Leopards (Panthera Pardus Fusca)

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Picture in curtesy of Vijayarajan Muthu
 
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Big male Leopards from India

Male Leopard from Kabini

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Leopards in Human dominated areas

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As we all know Leopards can survive almost anywhere, on what ever it can find. But what do Leopards eat in human populated areas? 

Most stuides done on Leopards feeding habits has been done in areas where they can feed on the wildlife that surronds them, like ungulates and primates. However, Human-dominated landscape can be rich in prey, as there are a very high density in domestic animals, Especially in tropical countries like India where patrolalism is an important livelihood activity. Leopards in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, show almost complete the dependece on domestic animals to survive. From analysis of 85 Leopard scats collected, 87 % of the Leopard`s prey biomass concisted of domestic animals, with a stunning 39 % concisting of domestic dogs. And 11 % consisting of Goats. The only wild species that occured was; Small rodents, Indian Civets, Bonnet Macaque and other primates, Mongoose and Birds. Interviews conducted in 77 households distributed randomly in the study area conducted that the density of domestic animals was very high: Adult cattle, Calves, Goats, dogs and cats occured at densities of 168, 54, 174, 24 and 61 per km2. The study indicated that dogs and cats were over-represented in the Leopard`s diet, given the higher densities of goats and cattle. The standing biomass of dogs and cats alone was sufficient enough to sustain the high density of carnivores at the study area. The studies show that the abundance of potential domestic prey biomass presented in human-use areas supports relatively high density of predatores. Although unfortunatly this could ultimatly result in Leopards interacting with humas. 


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From the data that I have, the Indian leopards seems to be the longest ones, with figures of over 150 cm in head-body length in straight line/between pegs. I am going to post the data on size of this population/subspecies, after all, this is my favorite leopard, [img]images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] maybe because I love India!!! [img]images/smilies/heart.gif[/img]
 
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Tadoba Leopard

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2 Year old Leopard enters housing society at Nashik’s Upnagar area, is captured alive
http://www.iamin.in/en/nashik/news/leopard-enters-housing-society-nashik%E2%80%99s-upnagar-area-captured-alive-67521


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Leopard and her Food 


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A female leopard snatched a 42-kg Rottweiler from a bungalow.
http://www.ndtv.com/others-news/cctv-catches-leopard-and-her-cub-seconds-before-killing-coco-the-rottweiler-1206252
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We spotted a cluster of flies hovering above the weeds before we saw him. We should have known a carcass was near but the call of a langur had us focussed on what lay beyond. As we approached, something enormous began to take shape behind the dense foliage and as the flies parted, out came this creature, as beautiful as he was scary.

Kabini, Aug 15
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This is an amazing image by wildlife photographer Prakash Ramakrishnan‎
Indian leopard one with normal color and other with black color. See the rosettes at the back leopard

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Credit to: Prakash Ramakrishnan
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Another one by the same photographer. What a lucky chap!

http://www.conservationindia.org/gallery...opard-pair
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More melanistic leopards from the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger reserve

http://www.conservationindia.org/gallery...deli-anshi
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The Legendary Spots
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Kabini

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