Leopard: The Big 5 and other wild animals

Leopard: The Big 5 and other wild animals

by Megan Emmett


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An introduction to the leopard, one of the Big Five wild animals. This book looks at the leopard’s physical characteristics, its territory, and its hunting and eating habits. The book also talks about the conservation of leopards.

The book was written by a qualified South African Nature Conservationist and gives details on the following: quick facts; what a leopard is; lots of spots; leopards with no spots; where leopards live; why leopards have territories; marking a territory; tough bodies; sharp claws; paws; sharp sight; what leopards hunt; what leopards eat; food in trees; cubs; growing up; “follow me” signs; mating and pregnancy; habits; cultural uses in Africa; people and leopards; conservation.

This book contains a Glossary and an Index.

The Big 5 and other wild animals series is a set of 10 books about wild animals, including the Big Five, which are the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Each book looks at the animal’s family life, territory, daily activities and physical characteristics. All the books discuss conservation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780639300047
Publisher: Awareness Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Series: Big 5 and other wild animals
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Megan Emmett works in the wildlife industry in South Africa. She completed a B.Tech degree in Nature Conservation and went on to work in a game reserve and park after that. She also worked as a field guide on private safaris in the greater Kruger National Park area. Megan loves studying and writing about wildlife. She has written several books on the topic, produced documentaries for the wildlife television industry, including National Geographic, and contributes articles to magazines like Africa Geographic.

Table of Contents

  • Quick facts

  • What is a leopard?

  • Lots of spots

  • Leopards with no spots

  • Where does a leopard live?

  • Why leopards have territories

  • Marking a territory

  • Tough bodies

  • Sharp claws

  • Paws

  • Sharp sight

  • What leopards hunt

  • What leopards eat

  • Food in trees

  • Cubs

  • Growing up

  • “Follow me” signs

  • Mating and pregnancy

  • Habits

  • Cultural uses

  • People and leopards

  • Conservation

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