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Rainforest Leopards

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(08-24-2019, 06:16 AM)Styx38 Wrote: @Luipaard Is it possible to ask Henschel whether he can share photos of Leopard kills from Gabon?

This is the closest kill to be photographed there:


Male Chimpanzee killed by Leopard in Gabon




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" On August 7, 1995, I found the carcass of a chimpanzee in a forest about 300 m from the sea line. A part of the body that included the shoulders was on the ground with hairs scattered around it; The left hand was found 3 m north of the shoulder, and.the lower half of the body was found 10 m north of the left hand. The right hand Pan Africa News, 7(2), December, 2000 was found 17 m east of the shoulder, and the head was found 15 m south of the right hand, with its eyes wide opened (Fig. 1). The abdominal region and internal organs were not found, probably because they had been eaten. The  head of the chimpanzee was infested with maggots, but the blood remaining on fallen leaves was not dry, indicating that the predation had occurred 1 or 2 days before. The cranial bone was collected and examined (Fig. 2). There was no injury remaining on the skull. The canines were large. Third molars were all erupted completely, but with slight wear. Thus this chimpanzee was considered to be a late adolescent male of 12 ·or 13 years old (Mauri, personal communication}. Leopard dung was found at the side of the chimpanzee shoulders, and there were  new footprints of an  adult leopard in a savanna grassland about 20 m from the carcass. These remains suggest that an adult leopard ate a late adolescent male chimpanzee, which was probably killed by the leopard because leopards do not usually eat dead animals. Although I do not know whether this chimpanzee was in good health, this observation suggests the· possibility that predation by leopards is a threat for chimpanzees in this area. "



Possible Case of Predation on a Chimpanzee by a Leopard in the Petit Loango Reserve, Gabon. by Takeshi Furuichi

https://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/143555/1/PAN7(2)_21.pdf

I can ask this alongside the gorilla part yes.
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Posted in the Size comparison thread aswell , but belongs here aswell:

Size difference between a male leopard and a (young?) female in Gabon:


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