Leopards can adapt to all sorts of environments. They can be found in tropical rainforests, savannahs and desert areas, in cold mountain chains and even in towns. You can therefore find leopards in a number of places throughout the world.
In the Tree
Leopards stalk their prey until they are five metres away. Then they pounce on it. If they miss the prey, they will only chase after it for fifty metres. Even though they can reach a speed of sixty kilometres per hour, most hunting attempts still fail.
They grip big prey by the throat and strangle them. They bite smaller ones in the back or neck. Often other predators follow leopards to steal their prey. That's why a leopard hides its prey in a tree. It is so strong that it can even drag a prey that is heavier than itself into a tree.