African Leopards are known to eat various kinds of prey. They hunt almost anything they can catch including: porcupine, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs, impala, jackals, hares, reptiles, fish, and antelopes. Their usual hunting technique is classically feline. When they spot a target they slowly creep within a distance of up to one hundred meters, or let the prey get closer to them. When they get into the range of 10 meters they dash forward, and use their hooked claws to take there prey down. For the killing bite, its directed toward the throat. for smaller prey they're simply swatted to death by a few swipes from the Leopards paw. Leopards always have the risk of having their meals stolen by other predators and scavengers such as: lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and vultures. To avoid this happening African leopards haul their meal up into a near by tree and wedge it between branches. they will then be able to safely feast on the kill that can last them up to four days.
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