So here’s the start of a series I would like to do called “How Do You Tell The Difference?” Let’s get started…
How do you tell the difference between a cheetah and a leopard?
Both animals share a similar geographic range, but there are a few key features which can help you distinguish them:
Cheetah’s have simple spots. Leopards have ‘rosette’ type spots.
Cheetah’s hunt during the day. Leopards hunt during the night.
Cheetah’s have tear lines from their eyes to their mouth. Leopards do not.
Don’t worry about confusing these guys with jaguars - those are only found in neotropical regions!