There are over 20 subspecies of leopards, found in both Asia and Africa. Leopards are the widest-ranging big cat, and one of the most adaptable. They can live in a large variety of habitats, from deserts to jungles, and even near large human cities. Eight subspecies are endangered, 4 critically. Weights range from 70 to 200 pounds, with males a third again as large as females. Cats from cold mountain ranges are larger than average. 10 times as strong as humans pound for pound, they can carry prey weighing 3 times their weight into trees. By carrying their kill into trees, they keep it safe from other large predators, such as lions, hyenas, and tigers.
Leopard Subspecies at EFBC/FCC