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Third leopard on this video, starting at 0:44, look what it does at 0:54, not the first time I´ve seen leopard doing something like that, but always impressive.




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Typical, when seeing a photo of a leopard, which seems to be weighed and 90 kg... Photo is such, that impossible to get impression about overall size compared to human :)

http://www.africahunting.com/hunting-pictures-videos/showphoto.php?photo=11179&title=90kg-198-pound-leopard-hunted-in-south-africa&cat=501

I am not sure if this photo has or hasn´t been in some thread before, but one big boy there, sadly killed by some hunter but that is how it is.
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So much discussion about leopards lately and weights. I just started to think, that how many real cases there are, where leopard would have been proved to be over 100 kg for sure or almost sure.

This case is one, which looks like such, that @sanjay  might know more. It is said to be 113 kg, even though when looking at photo scale show 111,5 kg. Small difference, but I couldn´t help notice it Wink

Anyway this case looks like to be quite solid and very unlucky guide, those photos are brutal.

http://john1911.com/leopard-attacks-jackal-hunting-party/

And I am not here now interested about comparisons to other animals or between subspecies when asking this. There was some Indian leopard in some photo which was said to be over 100 kg and that was very fat looking leopard so maybe it is one? But I wonder if it was healthy because in that photo it didn´t look good, that belly was huge.
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(05-14-2019, 11:02 PM)Shadow Wrote: So much discussion about leopards lately and weights. I just started to think, that how many real cases there are, where leopard would have been proved to be over 100 kg for sure or almost sure.

This case is one, which looks like such, that @sanjay  might know more. It is said to be 113 kg, even though when looking at photo scale show 111,5 kg. Small difference, but I couldn´t help notice it Wink

Anyway this case looks like to be quite solid and very unlucky guide, those photos are brutal.

http://john1911.com/leopard-attacks-jackal-hunting-party/

And I am not here now interested about comparisons to other animals or between subspecies when asking this. There was some Indian leopard in some photo which was said to be over 100 kg and that was very fat looking leopard so maybe it is one? But I wonder if it was healthy because in that photo it didn´t look good, that belly was huge.

You're talking about the one that attacked the man?
He's not valid, the scale was off which is why he's not accepted or verified.

Game Animals of the Past and Present 113kg is 249 pounds the scale was definitely broken

You can also tell from his size that he's not in a different category 

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Check this guy out though

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Leon Small My client shot it with me a few years ago in Zim.

Leon Small If I remember correctly it was 82/84kg...(180/185lb)
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(05-14-2019, 11:36 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(05-14-2019, 11:02 PM)Shadow Wrote: So much discussion about leopards lately and weights. I just started to think, that how many real cases there are, where leopard would have been proved to be over 100 kg for sure or almost sure.

This case is one, which looks like such, that @sanjay  might know more. It is said to be 113 kg, even though when looking at photo scale show 111,5 kg. Small difference, but I couldn´t help notice it Wink

Anyway this case looks like to be quite solid and very unlucky guide, those photos are brutal.

http://john1911.com/leopard-attacks-jackal-hunting-party/

And I am not here now interested about comparisons to other animals or between subspecies when asking this. There was some Indian leopard in some photo which was said to be over 100 kg and that was very fat looking leopard so maybe it is one? But I wonder if it was healthy because in that photo it didn´t look good, that belly was huge.

You're talking about the one that attacked the man?
He's not valid, the scale was off which is why he's not accepted or verified.

Game Animals of the Past and Present 113kg is 249 pounds the scale was definitely broken

You can also tell from his size that he's not in a different category 

*This image is copyright of its original author



Check this guy out though

*This image is copyright of its original author

Leon Small My client shot it with me a few years ago in Zim.

Leon Small If I remember correctly it was 82/84kg...(180/185lb)

Good that you had that information. That leopard really looked like to be small. So one case then out of question :)
And by small I meant small if thinking, that should weight over 100 kg.
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Leopards can hoist kills up trees in various ecosystems:


Sri Lanka


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Quote:The unsuspecting duo approached the tree and a perfectly timed leap had the leopard taking the calf in a flash while the frantic mother tried in vain to break the leopard’s stranglehold. A minute later, the female leopard scrambled up the tree with the calf held in her jaws, displaying amazing hunting skills and the awesome strength of the big cat that is pound for pound the strongest and most cunning of them all.


http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100328/Plus/plus_12.html







India


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Quote:It was a gruesome yet awe-inspiring sight to see the cat take its prey up a tree for safe-keeping. The leopard then started eating the deer – a natural history moment for the record-books.



http://icampers-kedar.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-leopards-lair-kabini-nagarhole.html




Russia- Siberia


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http://www.vokrugsveta.ru/vs/article/6175/

 https://popgun.ru/viewtopic.php?t=164895  Is where this found, with scanned images from "Wildlife of Russia. The Far East"- Amur Leopard section



Congo



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 posted here:

https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-rainforest-leopards?page=3







However, none of these hoist as much as the African Savanna Leopards since they don't have to deal with spotted hyenas:


Quote:Our recent study on leopard caching behaviour showed that leopards in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve typically lose a fifth of their kills to other carnivores. Spotted hyenas are the most common culprits, accounting for half of all kills lost, but leopards come in next, accounting for 40% of kills stolen.

https://www.earthtouchnews.com/natural-world/animal-behaviour/watch-leopards-lose-meal-in-a-treetop-tussle-hyena-reaps-the-rewards/





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Source: Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas By Jacobus du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
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Leopards jumping across river crossings
















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