The leopard ( /ˈlɛpərd/), Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family and the smallest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera, the other three being the tiger, lion, and jaguar. The leopard was once distributed across eastern and southern Asia and Africa, from Siberia to South Africa, but its range of distribution has decreased radically because of hunting and loss of habitat. It is now chiefly found in sub-Saharan Africa; there are also fragmented populations in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. Because of its declining range and population, it is listed as a "Near Threatened" species on the IUCN Red List.
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... Most leopards avoid people, but humans may occasionally be targeted as prey ... Most healthy leopards prefer wild prey to humans, but injured, sickly, or struggling cats or those with a shortage of regular prey may resort to hunting humans and become habituated to it ... Although usually slightly smaller than a human, an adult leopard is much more powerful and easily capable of killing them ...
... The escape pod encounters a gravity quake caused by the brain colony Leopard which Akiha and Imoko explore before meeting the eccentric AI face-to-face ... officer Itsuki Kannagi who tries to arrest both Akiha and Leopard, they use their QT-Arms to prevent Leopard from crashing into Earth ... At the end of the episode, Honoka Kawai shows up on Leopard and calls Akiha "The Girl Who Leapt Through Space" 02 "Envoy from the Next World" "Ikai kara no Shisha" (異界からの使者) January 12, 2009 ...
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... Leopard tank may refer to one of four tanks VK 1602 Leopard, a German experimental tank developed in 1942 that never entered mass production Leopard 1, a German tank introduced in 1965 Leopard 2, a German tank ...
... Coat patterns in the leopard complex range from being hardly distinguishable from an unaffected coat, to nearly pure white ... most other spotting patterns, the spotting and especially the white regions associated with the leopard complex tend to be symmetrical and originate over the hips ... controlled, interact to produce familiar patterns such as "snowflake," "leopard," and "fewspot" ...
More definitions of "leopard":
- (noun): Large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots.
Synonyms: Panthera pardus
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“This universal exhibition in Canada of the tools and sinews of war reminded me of the keeper of a menagerie showing his animals claws. It was the English leopard showing his claws.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“There are other letters for the child to learn than those which Cadmus invented. The Spaniards have a good term to express this wild and dusky knolwedge, Grammatica parda, tawny grammar, a kind of mother-wit derived from that same leopard to which I have referred.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“When a leopard dies, it leaves its skin; when a person dies, he leaves his reputation.”