Earlier this week, a remarkable scene played out at Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area. An orphaned leopard cub, desperate for a meal, approached a lioness who happened to be lactating. It’s a rare—and extremely precious—example of cross-species nursing in the wild.
If humans and big carnivorous animals live in the same region, there is inevitably going to be bloodshed, right? Not necessarily. One area in India is lousy with leopards, and not only are people not worried, some don’t even believe the leopards are there.
In Africa and Asia, leopards and black panthers are the same animal. Black panthers’ spots blend in with the rest of their coat. But when a team of researchers used a simple hack to modify field cameras, the spots on black panthers were suddenly revealed.
Leopards often pounce on their unsuspecting prey from trees. But as a group of tourists visiting Botswana recently found out, these brazen felines are capable of launching their attacks from remarkable heights. Either that, or this leopard is completely nuts.
It was a battle that raged for nearly a half-hour. A 56-year-old Indian woman — armed with only farm tools — is now recovering in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.
You got 10 seconds to find it. It's there, I promise you. But if you were just walking around or if you were this leopard's prey, by the time you see it, it would be too late. The photo was taken by excellent photographer Art Wolfe.
Xavier Hubert-Brierre and Michel Guiss Djomou set up a mirror and a hidden camera near Nyonié in Gabon, filming the local fauna's reactions to seeing their reflections. These two leopard approach the mirror with kitty curiosity, testing out its properties in unwittingly adorable fashion.
The animal kingdom is completely unforgiving. This footage of a leopard inadvertently getting Ultimate Warrior on an unsuspecting impala further reinforces this stark reality. The only scene that could match this is a gorilla with a basking shark in a headlock. They are natural nemeses, after all.
Whenever we turn on the news, we're treated to statistics about things there seem to be no way of verifying. How many people has the average person slept with? How many crimes has the average person committed? The numbers quoted are often the result of surveys. In a survey, there's nothing to keep people honest,…
If you're a big game hunting blowhard like GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons, you don't start with elephants. Nay, his superb skills were actually honed over the years. In 2009 he hunted a leopard, you see. And it bit him.
Jewel...posed like Kate Moss against magnificent snow-clad peaks. That's how magazine writer Ted Williams described a recent photo shoot for one of his articles. Just one thing to note: Jewel was a rented 3-year-old cougar.
MacRumors has received what appears to be the final retail packaging for Apple's Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The packaging looks to be the Portuguese version, and if real would imply that the OS has officially entered into mass production.