African Leopard Male Skull Replica measures 9.1 inches. African Leopard Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The African leopard or Panthera pardus pardus is the nominate subspecies of the leopard, native to many countries in Africa.

It is widely distributed in most of sub-Saharan Africa, but the historical range has been fragmented in the course of habitat conversion. Leopards have been recorded in North Africa as well.

The African leopard or Panthera pardus pardus exhibits great variation in coat color, depending on location and habitat.

Coat color varies from pale yellow to deep gold or tawny, and sometimes black, and is patterned with black rosettes while the head, lower limbs and belly are spotted with solid black.

Male leopards are larger, averaging 130 lb. with 201 lb. being the maximum weight attained by a male. Females weigh about 77 to 88 lb. on average.

The African leopard or Panthera pardus pardus has an exceptional ability to adapt to changes in prey availability, and has a very broad diet. It takes small prey where large ungulates are less common.

The known prey of African leopard or Panthera pardus pardus ranges from dung beetles to adult elands, which can reach 2,000 lb.

In sub-Saharan Africa, at least 92 prey species have been documented in leopard scat, including rodents, birds, small and large antelopes, hyraxes, hares, and arthropods.

African leopard or Panthera pardus pardus generally focus their hunting activity on locally abundant medium-sized ungulates in the 44 to 176 lb. range, while opportunistically taking other prey. Average intervals between ungulate kills range from seven to 12 to 13 days.

Leopards often hide large kills in trees, a behavior for which great strength is required. There have been several observations of African leopard or Panthera pardus pardus hauling carcasses of young giraffes, estimated to weigh up to 276 lb.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 9.1 in
African Leopard Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. pardus
Subspecies: P. p. pardus
Trinomial name: Panthera pardus pardus