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Leopard, copyright Picturejockey : Navin Harish 2005-2013

Chattbir Zoo Image Gallery

Here is collection of some images of animals soaking up the sun on a cold winter day at Chattbir Zoo in Chandigarh.

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7th January 2013


The leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family and the smallest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera, the other three being the tiger, lion, and jaguar. The leopard was once distributed across eastern and southern Asia and Africa, from Siberia to South Africa, but its range of distribution has decreased radically because of hunting and loss of habitat. It is now chiefly found in sub-Saharan Africa; there are also fragmented populations in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. One place in India they are found in Bombay. There are a few of these in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and they ocassinally tend to stray into residential areas.

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