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Modern Weights and Measurements of Leopards

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A question, most images and weighs here talk about big males ranging from 76-87 kgs with records of 92+ and 100+ kg male leopards but seems like females are forgotten.
Wasn't the max weight for females around 60 kgs? Why can't I find  any records of female leopards being above 46 kgs actually? Is everyone interested just in weighing big males?
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( This post was last modified: 02-16-2021, 04:19 AM by Luipaard )

(02-13-2021, 06:22 AM)LoveAnimals Wrote: A question, most images and weighs here talk about big males ranging from 76-87 kgs with records of 92+ and 100+ kg male leopards but seems like females are forgotten.
Wasn't the max weight for females around 60 kgs? Why can't I find  any records of female leopards being above 46 kgs actually? Is everyone interested just in weighing big males?

Male leopards vary more in weight than females because of sexual dimorphism. Adult females weigh 25kg-60kg no matter the subspecies but this is not the case for males. An example are leopards in Kenya; males from Tsavo National Park weighing 70kg were considered big whereas in the Kenyan highlands they would be mediocre-sized:



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Here's a chart of Persian leopard body weights including 6 adult females. There are at least 2 females weighing 60kg or more.


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I got this one from the same site where the 108 kg male was recorded. 
This one is a very massive one of 87 kg or 194 lbs, too bad they are killing off the largest speciments. Hate them

https://www.africahunting.com/threads/na...ord.58879/


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a monster from a friend of mine,last year Namibia.
Pictures can simply deceive,but you can see a difference.
Also a fat man, "but only" 87 kg (the leopard

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@Pckts
@Luipaard
@Balam

I know this is not a modern record but still interesting since it is about Barbary leopard.
Two old hunting records similar to the alleged 90–100 kg beast shot in the Aberdares of Kenya

70 kg, the last Moroccan leopard

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95 kg and 250 cm long

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@LoveAnimals Barbary leopards live in an environment similar to Persian leopards today in both prey items and temperature. I'd expect them to also be similar in mass and external appearance. We don't know if those weights are estimates but I think it's likely they're real, the largest Persian leopards grow to 90-95 kg representing the largest of their species, my guess is Barbary leopards were able to match that size.
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