Trailer: Eye of the Leopard (Video)
Eye of the Leopard follows the remarkable life of one small leopard from when she is just 8 days old every step of the way until she is 3 years old and on the brink of adulthood. Legadema, as she is named, works her way into your heart as she slips in and out of danger virtually every day, running from baboons and hyenas but also making landmark strides in hunting and surviving. Narrated by Jeremy Irons it is the story of a mother and daughter relationship as well as that of an emerging huntress in Botswana’s magnificent Mombo region of the Okavango Delta.
Dramatic: Indian villagers corner leopard, big cat strikes back (Video)
A frightened leopard bites a man on the behind after being cornered in the west Indian village of Ballarpur, Maharashtra. The animal was reportedly captured by the forest department and subsequently released into the wild. The incident comes amid a rash of human encounters with Leopards, both in Chandrapur and elsewhere in India, according to NDTV. Indian Leopard habitat is under threat from expanding agricultural land-use and the species is about to be listed is ‘vulnerable’.
WILD JAGUAR (IMAGE)
- Although jaguars are often tawny-colored, they can vary from reddish-brown to black. Black jaguars are also called black panthers.
- A jaguar’s bite is twice as strong as a lion and it can crush heavy bones in large prey easily.
- The term “jaguar” comes from the Native American word “yaguar”, which means “he who kills with one leap.”
- Jaguar populations are rapidly declining due to habitat loss in South American rainforests and poaching for their fur.
- Jaguars were once found in the Western and Southern U.S. including Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. However, the jaguar population was quickly eliminated in the U.S. and very few sightings have been recorded since the 1960s.
- Young cubs are born blind and helpless. They stay with their mother for about two years learning to hunt.