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Leopard Predation Thread

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A leopard doing window-shopping... Notice how less the gaur cares about its surroundings, i find that they have in common with sloth bears.




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Black leopard carries off a small dog https://youtu.be/yuxN1hR_8cA
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Predation by leopard a cause for Indian wolf population decline in Karnataka. As leopard numbers grew, wolf numbers declined in Melkote wolf reserve in southern India which is now home to no wolves. Several studies link this population decline to predation by leopards. 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Honnavalli-Kumara/publication/227793815_Distribution_status_and_conservation_of_Indian_gray_wolf_Canis_lupus_pallipes_in_Karnataka_India/links/5a7469f2a6fdcc53fe15c883/Distribution-status-and-conservation-of-Indian-gray-wolf-Canis-lupus-pallipes-in-Karnataka-India.pdf
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Here is a Leopard with a Yak kill in Tibet.


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'The video in front of me was captured by a traditional infrared camera, and it shows a leopard nibbling on a yak in the dark. Due to the limited viewing angle of the infrared camera, only an incomplete side view of the leopard can be photographed.

Tang Zijun, engineer of the Central South Survey, Planning and Design Institute of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration: At that time, some people told us that a yak was killed by a leopard just the night before, so we set up infrared cameras at the scene, and at night we used handheld The infrared thermal imager waited for it at close range, and it really did.'

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This male leopard killed an adult mountain zebra after being released

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Confirmed by this study which mentions 1 mountain zebra kill (unspecified age) for translocated leopards in the region. These are leopards from central Namibia btw.
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Inexperienced leopardess attacks large cheetah. Anyone have the original video for this? 
https://youtu.be/GVKy3e79nQs
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The reason why I said inexperienced btw is because in one frame you can see the leopard just sitting there after the cheetah escapes it’s grasp
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@Twico5 

I remember the original episode. This host was following the cheetah(s) and interrupted the leopard killing the cheetah which resulted in a slow death for the cheetah.
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Leopard kills pelican.


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Original video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A6yG6l2Ti4


It is interesting to note since the pelican tends to swallow any small animal, but meets its end at the jaws of a Leopard.
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Leopard attempting to kill a kiang, the largest species of wild ass


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(04-13-2022, 03:28 PM)Luipaard Wrote: Leopard attempting to kill a kiang, the largest species of wild ass


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Very nice find. This is the first video ive seen of a north chinese leopard hunting anything. But i have to say that this leopard is very odd looking. It almost looks like it could be a leopard-snow leopard hybrid, which is possible since the video was taken in tibet. The leopard doesnt have spots in its underbelly, so theres a chance this couldve been a snow leopard.
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It definitely wouldve killed the kiang (it brought it down but was chased away shortly after) if it was a healthy prime leopard or leopardess. Either way this was a really desperate cat to be out in the open hunting a large animal.
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Leopard in Tsavo East national park with its crocodile kill: 
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(04-13-2022, 03:28 PM)Luipaard Wrote: Leopard attempting to kill a kiang, the largest species of wild ass


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This may actually be a Snow Leopard in odd lighting.

The main reason is that Kiang tend to live deep in the Tibetan Plateau, while Common Leopards tend to live on the forested Eastern/Southern corners.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that they won't meet, but it would be an odd ball situation.

However, Kiang seem to be a part of Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf diet as opposed to the Common Leopard.

That being said, this is still an impressive attempt. A Kiang is a Horse-sized Wild Ass, so it would be tough prey for even Lions and Tigers.
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(04-13-2022, 11:16 PM)Twico5 Wrote: Leopard in Tsavo East national park with its crocodile kill: 
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Source? The Croc looks like it could possibly be close to 6 or 7 foot in total length.
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(04-16-2022, 12:47 AM)Styx38 Wrote:
(04-13-2022, 03:28 PM)Luipaard Wrote: Leopard attempting to kill a kiang, the largest species of wild ass


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This may actually be a Snow Leopard in odd lighting.

The main reason is that Kiang tend to live deep in the Tibetan Plateau, while Common Leopards tend to live on the forested Eastern/Southern corners.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that they won't meet, but it would be an odd ball situation.

However, Kiang seem to be a part of Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf diet as opposed to the Common Leopard.

That being said, this is still an impressive attempt. A Kiang is a Horse-sized Wild Ass, so it would be tough prey for even Lions and Tigers.
I agree. They actually do live in the same regions but in different ecosystems/environments. There is one national park with both common leopards and kiangs but these two species would still almost never encounter each other.
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