Dawn's First Scent

Anthony Gibbs

Anthony Gibbs, signed limited edition print, Dawn's First Scent

Dawn's First Scent
by Anthony Gibbs
Limited Edition of 1550
Date of publication
Image Size 16.25″ X 30″

The leopard is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the cat family, Felidae.
It occurs in a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa, in some parts of Western and Central Asia, Southern Russia, and on the Indian subcontinent to Southeast and East Asia

Compared to other wild cats, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull.
Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers.
The leopard is distinguished by its well-camouflaged fur, opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, strength,
and its ability to adapt to a variety of habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe, including arid and montane areas.
It can run at speeds of up to 58 km/h (36 mph).
Leopards are skilled climbers, and like to rest in the branches of trees during the day.
They are strong beasts, too, and can carry their heavy prey up into the trees so that pesky scavengers, such as hyenas, don't try to steal their meal!

This is one cat that doesnt need any help getting down from a tree.
The leopard is so comfortable up there that it often stalks prey and even hauls its kills up into the branches.
Leopards are powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars.
They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. However, many of their populations are endangered, especially outside of Africa.

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