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Rainforest Leopards

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(04-26-2019, 01:05 PM)Shadow Wrote: This link is to book from a hunter, there is also a bit about his observations about weighs and sizes of leopards in jungle. Of course not the same as scientific study, but still interesting to read something from a hunter who doesn´t seem to like exaggerate.

https://books.google.fi/books?id=Z2SCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT54&lpg=PT54&dq=leopard+shot+weight&source=bl&ots=dLBBJE0wS4&sig=ACfU3U2lkAU8jjhkQVZh44gy9SMU0Rm5-Q&hl=fi&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjr8rWNne3hAhXC_CoKHZWCAP8Q6AEwDnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=leopard%20shot%20weight&f=false

The hunter was mostly in the Savannas of Tanzania and Kenya, rather than the jungles of Gabon and other parts of Central Africa.

The jungle Leopards he mentioned were actually in Central India. At least he slightly admitted about the skull size to overall size comparison:


Quote:The big male leopard shot by Gates in Chad had then the second largest skull ever recorded and as leopards go it was an enormous animal 
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(04-27-2019, 01:33 AM)Styx38 Wrote:
(04-26-2019, 01:05 PM)Shadow Wrote: This link is to book from a hunter, there is also a bit about his observations about weighs and sizes of leopards in jungle. Of course not the same as scientific study, but still interesting to read something from a hunter who doesn´t seem to like exaggerate.

https://books.google.fi/books?id=Z2SCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT54&lpg=PT54&dq=leopard+shot+weight&source=bl&ots=dLBBJE0wS4&sig=ACfU3U2lkAU8jjhkQVZh44gy9SMU0Rm5-Q&hl=fi&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjr8rWNne3hAhXC_CoKHZWCAP8Q6AEwDnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=leopard%20shot%20weight&f=false

The hunter was mostly in the Savannas of Tanzania and Kenya, rather than the jungles of Gabon and other parts of Central Africa.

The jungle Leopards he mentioned were actually in Central India. At least he slightly admitted about the skull size to overall size comparison:


Quote:The big male leopard shot by Gates in Chad had then the second largest skull ever recorded and as leopards go it was an enormous animal 

There are rainforests also in Tanzania. And back then 1959 most probably more than today. So when he talks about jungle leopards and about one he shot, where did you find savannah to that part? He mentioned Dunbar in India and then tells about the one leopard he shot in Tanzania. I understood, that he meant leopard in jungle/rainforest or do you have other information? Of course text leaves it open and it could be either way. So maybe you meant, that it is not sure where he shot it?
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(04-27-2019, 02:08 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(04-27-2019, 01:33 AM)Styx38 Wrote:
(04-26-2019, 01:05 PM)Shadow Wrote: This link is to book from a hunter, there is also a bit about his observations about weighs and sizes of leopards in jungle. Of course not the same as scientific study, but still interesting to read something from a hunter who doesn´t seem to like exaggerate.

https://books.google.fi/books?id=Z2SCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT54&lpg=PT54&dq=leopard+shot+weight&source=bl&ots=dLBBJE0wS4&sig=ACfU3U2lkAU8jjhkQVZh44gy9SMU0Rm5-Q&hl=fi&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjr8rWNne3hAhXC_CoKHZWCAP8Q6AEwDnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=leopard%20shot%20weight&f=false

The hunter was mostly in the Savannas of Tanzania and Kenya, rather than the jungles of Gabon and other parts of Central Africa.

The jungle Leopards he mentioned were actually in Central India. At least he slightly admitted about the skull size to overall size comparison:


Quote:The big male leopard shot by Gates in Chad had then the second largest skull ever recorded and as leopards go it was an enormous animal 

There are rainforests also in Tanzania. And back then 1959 most probably more than today. So when he talks about jungle leopards and about one he shot, where did you find savannah to that part? He mentioned Dunbar in India and then tells about the one leopard he shot in Tanzania. I understood, that he meant leopard in jungle/rainforest or do you have other information? Of course text leaves it open and it could be either way. So maybe you meant, that it is not sure where he shot it?

He mentioned the leopards as "Safari leopards". Most Safaris take place in the Savannas of Africa.

Also he mentioned using a zebra as a bait for the leopard, and lions coming at the scene. Seems like he was in the savannas of Tanzania.
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(04-27-2019, 02:23 AM)Styx38 Wrote:
(04-27-2019, 02:08 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(04-27-2019, 01:33 AM)Styx38 Wrote:
(04-26-2019, 01:05 PM)Shadow Wrote: This link is to book from a hunter, there is also a bit about his observations about weighs and sizes of leopards in jungle. Of course not the same as scientific study, but still interesting to read something from a hunter who doesn´t seem to like exaggerate.

https://books.google.fi/books?id=Z2SCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT54&lpg=PT54&dq=leopard+shot+weight&source=bl&ots=dLBBJE0wS4&sig=ACfU3U2lkAU8jjhkQVZh44gy9SMU0Rm5-Q&hl=fi&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjr8rWNne3hAhXC_CoKHZWCAP8Q6AEwDnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=leopard%20shot%20weight&f=false

The hunter was mostly in the Savannas of Tanzania and Kenya, rather than the jungles of Gabon and other parts of Central Africa.

The jungle Leopards he mentioned were actually in Central India. At least he slightly admitted about the skull size to overall size comparison:


Quote:The big male leopard shot by Gates in Chad had then the second largest skull ever recorded and as leopards go it was an enormous animal 

There are rainforests also in Tanzania. And back then 1959 most probably more than today. So when he talks about jungle leopards and about one he shot, where did you find savannah to that part? He mentioned Dunbar in India and then tells about the one leopard he shot in Tanzania. I understood, that he meant leopard in jungle/rainforest or do you have other information? Of course text leaves it open and it could be either way. So maybe you meant, that it is not sure where he shot it?

He mentioned the leopards as "Safari leopards". Most Safaris take place in the Savannas of Africa.

Also he mentioned using a zebra as a bait for the leopard, and lions coming at the scene. Seems like he was in the savannas of Tanzania.
Yes, I noticed too that now, it looks like that. I have some memory, that this guy would have been hunting in jungle too, but it might be wrong image in my mind. Have to check when a bit more time :)
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Male Leopard
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Mating Leopards



Interaction w/Forest Elephants



Mom w/Cubs











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"Big #leopard on #cameratrap in Lope NP #Gabon, named Hell's Angel by @LailaBahaaElDin. Looks like he's been fighting!"


https://twitter.com/HarriWashington/status/491983713597923329


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He does look very robust!

"Two leopards two days apart, walking along the path less than 50m from Langoué camp. @WCSGabon"

https://twitter.com/Langoue_Bai/status/531727515317198848


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The leopard below is a male, very large skull he seems to have.
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Leopards kill Chimps in the Tai Forest of the Ivory Coast:


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source: The Chimpanzees of Tai Forest: Behavioral ecology and Evolution by Christophe Boesch
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Aside from their impressive size ,I have to say these leopards look really distinct and beautiful like this one.


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Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcataphractus/5328523015
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Belgian Congo


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Gabon (source)

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During my time in Gabon I came across 3 leopards (usually in the rain) .
But this sighting along the Akaka river was the best & most memorable?
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Adult male @4:25-6:00



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