Leopards have a stealthy reputation, but they can’t sneak away from extinction. Will you help us save them?
Leopards can hear 5 times more sound than humans, including the ultrasonic squeaks made by mice.
Leaps and Bounds Above the Rest
Leopards are known to drop onto their prey from trees, climb nimbly up snow-capped mountains, and move through tall savanna grass without even a ripple. These regal cats use trees more than most other big cats, relying on them for vantage points to stalk prey, then dragging their catch up to enjoy it in safety.
Feet a leopard can leap forward in a single bound.
Leopards have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Sometimes they’re killed because they’re seen as pests, preying on local livestock, but mostly, the demand for leopard coats drives excessive hunting. In addition, the trees that leopards rely on to navigate their environment and hunt for food are being cut down, contributing to the cycle of human-wildlife conflict.
Together, we can
turn things around.™
turn things around.™
Feet a leopard can leap in a single bound—straight up!
Connecting the Dots
Conservation begins with understanding. We are working with various partners to monitor leopard populations through photos taken with trail cameras. The patterns of spots on their fur are as unique as our fingerprints, and being able to track individuals is immensely helpful in understanding the secret lives of this elusive species. We are also working to help build sustainable and genetically diverse leopard populations to help undo some of the damage that has been caused by habitat fragmentation and population isolation.
A "black panther" in Africa and Asia is really just a leopard with a unique gene that makes its coat dark.
San Diego Zoo Global is leading the fight to end extinction for endangered species like the leopard. In cooperation with partners around the world, we’re making a difference, one animal at a time. But we can’t do it without your help.
What You Can Do, Right Now
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