Learn about cat mythology, biology, behavior, and conservation, and check out the Sound Effects page, where you will find audio clips of cats, including a leopard's growl. Teacher curriculum included in the site.
Africam is a virtual game preserve. Live images are captured at two waterholes in the Djuma Game Reserve in Africa. Since this is real time, you may see a lion hunting, leopards passing by, or even elephants pausing by the waterhole. Don't miss past camera highlights and the ranger's diary.
The Web site of the National Zoo offers live webcams, information on their ongoing research and exhibits, stunning images of their animals, and an enhanced photo library.
BooksWild Cats of the World by David Alderton and Bruce Tanner (Photographer). Facts on File, 1993.
This book describes the evolution, distribution, and status of cats from Africa to the Americas, and offers information of each of the species.
The African Leopard: Ecology and Behavior of a Solitary FelidĘby Theodore Bailey. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
Based on two years of intensive field study, this is a detailed exploration of the African leopard. Bailey examines leopard population characteristics, activity and habitat use patterns, movements, feeding ecology, and social organization, and provides new information on leopard mortality, scavenging, and relationships to other large predators and to humans.
The Behavior Guide to African Mammals by Richard Estes. University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
This thorough, well-illustrated guide includes hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates.
Leopards (Endangered) by Amanda Harman. Benchmark Books, 1996.
Learn how leopards live and what is being done to keep them from disappearing in the wild.
The Encyclopedia of Mammals edited by David Macdonald. Facts on File, 1985.
A useful reference source that contains everything you always wanted to know about mammals, including leopards, of course.
Amanda Barrett and Owen Newman, producers, Leopards of the Night
Susan Biggs, National Zoo
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