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Cheetah vs Leopard

Cheetah vs Leopard: There are many differences between Cheetah and Leopard. A list of differences between Cheetah and Leopard are given below:

cheetah leopard
No.Comparison Index CheetahLeopard
1)Physical appearance:Cheetah have a very slender physique with long legs.
They have a round face with tear marks start from the inside of the eye to the corner of the mouth.
Leopards have a very solid and stocky physique with shorter legs.
They have a much broader face.
2)Average weight:A cheetah can be weighted upto 45- 160lbs.Leopard is slightly heavier than cheetah. It can be weighted upto 50-200lbs.
3)Body color:It has a tan fur with black spots on it.It has yellow color with black rosettes on it.
4)Litter-size:3-52-4
5)Speed:Cheetahs are known for their great sprinting capability. They can gain a speed upto 75mph in short bursts.They can achieve the speed of 60mph.
6)Binomial name:Acinonyx JubatusPanthera pardus
7)Scientific name:Acinonyx JubatusPanthera pardus
8)Remaining population:Around 7000-10000Around 69000
9)Hunting behavior:Cheetahs are diurnal so they prefer to hunt in day.Leopards are noctoral and prefer to hunt in night.
10)Habitat:Cheetah are found in Africa and south-western Asia. A small population of them are also found in Khorasan state of Iran. Cheetahs like to live in large land with the plenty of prey.Leopards are mainly found in sub-Saharan Africa. A small population of them are also found in south-west and central Asia, and Indian subcontinent.
11)Life span:They can live 8-10 years in wild and upto 17 years in captivity.Leopards can live 12-17 years in wild and upto 21 years in captivity.
12)Conservation status:Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable species by International Union for Conservation of NatureLeopards are listed as near threatened species by International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Cheetah vs Leopard

Cheetah and Leopard both are the big cat animals and found in sub-Saharan Africa and some part of Asia. Both are slightly similar in looks but very different in nature, hunting behavior, speed, strength and other miscellaneous activities.

The leopards are built for strength so they have shorter legs and a very solid and stocky physique while cheetahs are built for speed so they have long legs with a slender physique. Cheetahs are known for hunting in daytime while leopards generally hunt during the night. Cheetahs are the one of the fastest animals on the earth. Cheetahs can't roar but often chirp, growl and purr. Leopards are very agile and powerful swimmers.

Along with these, there are some other physical and behavioral differences between them.

Similarities between Cheetah and Leopard

No.Similarity Index CheetahLeopard
1)Family:FelidaeFelidae
2)Phylum:ChordataChordata
3)Class:MammaliaMammalia
4)Order:CarnivoraCarnivora
5)Kingdom:AnimaliaAnimalia
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