One of the five primary “big cats,” the leopard is a member of the genus Panthera and is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa as well as parts of Asia. There are nine known subspecies of leopard found throughout the world, although the African leopard is by far the most widespread.
History: Although leopards are classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN, they thankfully enjoy the ability to adapt to many different regions and habitats. While they are suffering from habitat loss and fragmentation, they are able to somewhat adjust and live in other areas. Still, they are the subject of illegal poaching and as a result their population numbers are declining.
Scientific Name: Panthera pardus
Characteristics: Hunched over and poised to strike, this leopard toy has its prey right where it wants it! Like all of our wildlife figurines, this leopard model has been painted and immaculately crafted for top of the line realism and accuracy.