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Revealing the Leopard Facts

Revealing the Leopard Facts

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Leopards are the ultimate cats. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows.

Additional Facts:
  • The animal’s name derives from the Greek word leopardus, a combination of leon (lion) and pardus (panther). Of the big cats, the leopard is the only known species that lives in both desert and rainforest habitats. Leopards are generally nocturnal and do most of their hunting at night. Their large eyes and dilated pupils allow them to see well in dark conditions.
  • Leopards are incredibly athletic and known for their climbing ability. They often carry food into trees to avoid losing it to scavengers like lions and hyenas.
  • They tend to be solitary animals and rarely interact with each other except to mate or raise cubs. Leopards breed perennially with a gestation period of approximately 3 months, giving birth to a litter of 2-3 cubs on average. Despite their names, the clouded leopard ( neofelis nebulosa ) and snow leopard ( panthera uncial ) are often considered a separate species.
  • One of the rarest subspecies of leopard is eastern Russia’s Amur Leopard. There are only an estimated 30 currently living in the wild. Leopards can go for long periods of time without water, living off the moisture of their prey.
  • Leopards mark their territory with urine and claw marks on the bark of trees.

Rudyard Kipling wrote the short story, How the Leopard Got Its Spots, to offer his own fictional explanation for the big cat’s attractive coat.

Leopards are Best at Going the Distance

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Best Adventure Safari Parks of Africa

Best Adventure Safari Parks of Africa

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Top 50 Best Adventure Safari Parks of Africa

Best Adventure Safari Parks of Africa analysis of 3,008 reviews to put to rest the question of which park was best for African safaris. With an overall rating of 4.89 out of 5, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania came out as the clear winner.

Rounding up the top 3 were MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa, and Okavango Delta in Botswana.

In total, 138 parks of the 8 major safari countries were in consideration for a place in the top 50. The analysis was based on 3,008 park reviews collected through the SafariBookings website. Of them, 2,234 reviews were contributed by safari tourists from 63 countries around the world.

The remaining 774 reviews were written by renowned industry experts, most of whom are guidebook authors working for Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint. Read More…   https://www.safaribookings.com/blog/258

Natural Wonders of Tanzania

Natural Wonders of Tanzania

What are the 7 Natural Wonders of Tanzania ?

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What are the 7 Natural Wonders of Tanzania?
Mount Kilimanjaro Ntl Park  – The Serengeti Ntl Park – Ngorongoro Crater Ntl Park

The above National Parks have officially been declared as part of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. These three are given natural wonders of Tanzania. Tanzania could easily be called the capital of the natural wonders of Africa. The voting has concluded and votes are being tallied. The results will be revealed later this year on the 7 Natural Wonders of Tanzania.

 

Tanzania’s Wonders for Africa

Tanzania is home to 3 of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 2 of these wonders of nature are solely within Tanzania, where is the 3rd is a shared wonder of nature with Kenya. You can follow one of the links below to learn more about each of these natural wonders.

Mount Kilimanjaro:

The tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.

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Ngorongoro Crater:

The largest unbroken caldera in the world. Known for its abundance of animals and intimate encounters with wildlife.

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Serengeti Migration:

The largest land migration in the world. This is a shared wonder of nature with the country of Kenya.

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You can learn more about the 7 natural wonders of Africa. These are all worthy to be added to your bucket list or travel wish list.

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