Animal Size

Leopard size: How big do they get?

How big does a Leopard get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Leopard (Panthera pardus) reaches an average size of 1.38 meter (4′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 23 years, they grow from 553 grams (1.22 lbs) to 52.4 kg (115.52 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Leopards have 2 babies about 1 times per year. The Leopard (genus: Panthera) is a member of the family Felidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Leopard is  (4' 7

The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae. It occurs in a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa, in small parts of Western and Central Asia, on the Indian subcontinent to Southeast and East Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because leopard populations are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and are declining in large parts of the global range. In Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and most likely in Morocco, leopard populations have already been extirpated.Contemporary records suggest that the leopard occurs in only 25% of its historical global range.Leopards are hunted illegally, and their body parts are smuggled in the wildlife trade for medicinal practices and decoration.Compared to other wild cats, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. Its fur is marked with rosettes. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but has a smaller, lighter physique, and its rosettes are generally smaller, more densely packed and without central spots. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers. The leopard is distinguished by its well-camouflaged fur, opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, strength, and its ability to adapt to a variety of habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe, including arid and montane areas. It can run at speeds of up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph). The earliest known leopard fossils excavated in Europe are estimated 600,000 years old, dating to the late Early Pleistocene. Leopard fossils were also found in Japan.

Animals of the same family as a Leopard

We found other animals of the Felidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Leopard

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Leopard:

Animals with the same litter size as a Leopard

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Leopard:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Leopard

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Leopard:

Animals with the same weight as a Leopard

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Panthera pardus: