Leopard

Leopard

The mysterious world of the Persian leopard

The Persian leopard is a subspecies of leopard that is native to the Iranian mountains and surrounding regions, with distinctive features such as grayish-reddish fur with large rosettes.

Characteristics

Order:
Carnivora

Family:
Felidae

Scientific name:
Panthera pardus saxicolor

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, grassy vegetation, rocky areas, desert

Origin:
Southwest Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Simba arrived at the Palić Zoo in December 2020, from Rome, where he was born before 2017. As separation from the family is not easy for anyone, Simba also needed time to get used to the new environment, and he spent the first two months in the cave, which is located inside his aviary.

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