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Modern Weights and Measurements of Leopards

United States Styx38 Offline
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@Luipaard A 75 kg subadult Leopard is posted on that chart. If the measurement is accurate, this could mean that the Leopard will be a 90 + kg specimen once he is fully grown. 

It is possible to even reach 100 kg.



Anyway, here are some Leopard weights from Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand.

It was interesting that they radio-tracked these Leopards before the GPS collars. 

There was a 70 kg male Leopard.


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There was also a 60 kg male Leopard.



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There was also a 21 kg female Leopard.



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Here is a male Leopard. He may most likely be the 60 kg specimen.



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Here is the female (?) Leopard.



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source: Rabinowitz, Alan. "The density and behaviour of large cats in a dry tropical forest mosaic in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand." Nat Hist Bull Siam Soc 37 (1989): 235-251.
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Weight range of 12 captive Indian leopards


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Source: Non-invasive Monitoring of Antioxidants and Stress in Captive Indian Leopards
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75kg captive male


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Source: book Meat-Eating and Human Evolution
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"AMALI - 33.7Kg & 5 yrs old already… In Feb 2018- she weighed 25kg and was 83cm head body length; 58cm tail, & about 19 months of age."


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https://books.google.co.in/books?id=wZAM...AXoECAEQAw

The average leopard will weigh little more than 100 lb. , or one - fifth of the weight of a lion . The Game Warden once shot one of 130 lb. and has seen a magnificent skin of one that weighed 150 . It is fortunate that the leopard is
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https://books.google.co.in/books?id=Hq3w...AXoECAQQAw
The heaviest Leopard weighed by myself was a male of one hundred and seventy two pounds , which had an overall length of only seven feet four inches . It should be mentioned that but one of the seven Leopards quoted above as weighing .
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35kg young female from Iran


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Source: First Report of Taenia taeniaeformis in Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in Iran
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Body measurements of 2 immature Persian leopards


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Source: Study on Helminthic parasites of Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, 1927) in Golestan National Park and Biosphere Reserve of Iran
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From what I have searched, many male Leopards that are 50+ kg are going to be 2.1 + meters in total length.

There are a few exceptions, but this is just a general rule of thumb.


African Leopards


 The 62 kg Leopard is 227 cm long, or 2.27 meters in total length.



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A 56 kg male was 228 centimeters long, or 2.28 meters in total length.


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source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication...ical_haven'




Indian Leopards


A 3 year old male Leopard that was 50 kg and 210 cm in total length or 2.10 meters. The  63 kg Leopard that is also 227 cm, or total length of 2.27 meters.



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source: Deka, K., Athreya, V., Odden, M., & Linnell, J. (2012). Chemical immobilization of Leopard Panthera pardus in the wild for collaring in Maharashtra, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 109(3), 153-157.



A 58 kg Leopard from Nepal was 2.23 meters in total length.



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source: Odden, Morten, and Per Wegge. "Spacing and activity patterns of leopards Panthera pardus in the Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal." Wildlife biology 11.2 (2005): 145-152




Persian Leopards 


A 57 kg Leopard was 2.17 meters in total length. A 52 kg Leopard was 2.2 meters in total length.



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source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication...ds_in_Iran
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Weight range of Javan leopards

3 captive and 1 wild Javan leopard were used in a study. The weight range was 37kg-50kg:


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Source: Establishment of semen collection technique using electroejaculator and semen cryopreservation of Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas Cuvier, 1809)
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Arabian leopard weights according to Cat News. In one part of the Arabian leopard’s range (likely Oman), male leopards weighed 32-40kg. In a different area however, a male leopard of 50kg was killed. There have been some rumors lately of Arabian leopards being the same size as clouded leopards. Yet the reality is that the largest clouded leopard ever to be recorded from any part of its range (25kg) is the same weight of the smallest male Arabian leopard that has ever been weighed, though still it wouldn’t be the larger animal. Arabian leopards are longer, taller and have larger skulls. They are likely only slightly smaller than African leopards in height and length. The real reason why they seem to be lightweight however is because of how skinny they are. They lack almost any large prey, and as you can see in the 1st screenshot the only female that had a more normal weight was one that fed on garbage. This same issue goes on to say how the females in this area weighed 25-26 kilograms, heavier, and likely longer and taller than any male clouded leopard that has ever been weighed. Not to mention both male and female Arabian leopards have larger skulls than male Sunda clouded leopards. 

Anyways though, Arabian leopards arent the smallest leopards. We cannot consider them to be as small in height or length as cape or Somali leopards (who are still superior to clouded leopards in size ofc) because they have longer skulls, and well fed adult individuals would weigh the same as a small male African leopard. Imo, a male Arabian leopard isn’t any smaller than a male Zambian leopard from luangwa. The only small individuals I’ve seen in other studies could’ve been old, sick, extremely malnourished, etc. Every other leopard in those studies seem to be around the 30-40kg size range, which again, would be explained by almost every population having no prey to the point where certain individuals are living off of garbage.
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Please keep in mind that I am not trying to make Arabian leopards larger. This was merely my take on what they should be compared to, in terms of size and strength.
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(01-25-2022, 04:22 AM)Twico5 Wrote: a different area however, a male leopard of 50kg was killed
Do you have the source for this male?
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(01-25-2022, 07:28 PM)LoveAnimals Wrote:
(01-25-2022, 04:22 AM)Twico5 Wrote: a different area however, a male leopard of 50kg was killed
Do you have the source for this male?
Cat news Issues 1-25 1986.
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(05-01-2020, 03:31 PM)Luipaard Wrote: Skull data of different Persian leopard populations and some other subspecies (Arabian & Indian)


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Males and females were not separated in the samples and sometimes the gender was unknown. Quick summary:
  • Persian leopards from North Caucasus (10): 216.3 mm x 137.3 mm
  • Persian leopards from South Caucasus (5): 237.1 mm x 152.7 mm
  • Persian leopards from Turkmenistan (5): 217.3 mm x 143.1 mm
  • Persian leopard from Northern Iran (1): 225.1 mm x 139.5 mm
  • Persian leopards from Southern Iran (2): 227.9 mm x 144.4 mm
  • Persian leopards from Southern Pakistan (3): 212.0 mm x 134.4 mm
  • Persian leopards from South-western Turkey (2): 212.9 mm x 138.9 mm
  • Indian leopard from Kashmir (1): 207.8 mm x 135.9 mm
  • Arabian leopard from Sinai (1): 194.0 mm x 127.4 mm
  • Arabian leopard from Arabian Peninsula (1): 164.1 mm x 105.5 mm
From Taxonomic status of the leopard, Panthera pardus (Carnivora, Felidae) in the Caucasus and adjacent areas (link)


The largest skulls are from the South Caucasus.

If this is the case, then the largest Leopards are still living in that region.

The South Caucasus includes Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
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