Original African Wildlife Paintings - Wildlife Oil Painting of Leopard
Dimensions of Oil Painting - 76cm x 51cm (30"w x 20"h)
Title - ' On Top Of The World '
Wildlife Oil Painting of Leopard
This oil painting of a leopard resting in a tree was done on a stretched canvas with a painted raised edge of about 1,4 inches - the painting can therefore be hanged as is and you do not have to spend money on a frame for the oil painting.
Facts about the Leopard
The Leopard is a big and strong cat reaching a height of 70 cm and a mass of up to 80 kg. The life expectancy of the Leopard is approximately 15 years. It is recognizable through its spots which are arranged through out the Leopard's body in black rosettes with a yellow-brown centre.
The Leopard is capable of killing prey up to the size of an adult Eland which can weigh up to ten times its own weight. They are solitary predators and are usually more successful when they hunt at night. Leopards will often lie in wait in a dry streambed or on a well used path to a waterhole and then ambush animals that come by. The leopard first paralyses its prey through a bite on the back of the neck which damages the spinal cord. The prey is then strangled with the Leopard's powerful jaws and dragged away. The Leopard often uses trees to cache their kills and is able to lift a carcass of up to its own weight.
Being solitary animals male and female Leopards will only associate briefly to mate. Leopard females normally have two to three cubs. The Leopard cubs are hidden in dense bush, rock clefts or even down burrows for the first two months. They will only emerge from their hiding place when they are strong enough to climb trees. Despite all these precautionary measures the female Leopard only succeed in raising on average half of her cubs from each litter.
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