Watch: Leopard skillfully lands on feet after falling from tree

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Watch: Leopard skillfully lands on feet after falling from tree


All big cats like tigers and leopards are known for their sleath movements and speed, but a recent video, that is going viral on social media, shows that they are also capable of withstanding high falls and always manage to land on their feet.

A video that was shared on Twitter by Panna Tiger Reserve, shows a leopard perching on a tall tree. The next second, the leopard jumps to another tree in a bid to hunt a baby monkey.

The leopard catches the prey but falls down from a great height. However, instead of sustaining any injuries, the big cat regains its composure and holds the dead prey in its clutches.

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A rare sight @pannatigerreserve. A leopard can be seen hunting a baby monkey by jumping on the tree. pic.twitter.com/utT4h58uuF

— Panna Tiger Reserve (@PannaTigerResrv) June 28, 2022

Commenting on the video, a Twitter user wrote, “If you’re chased by a leopard then don’t bother climbing a tree to save yourself.”

Never seen anything like that before…

— Arjun Sharma (@ArjDArjun) July 1, 2022

A rare sight indeed

— Kedar Gore (@kedargore) June 29, 2022

Amazing 👌👌👌
Highly scintillating 👏👏👏

— Rajeshwar Singh Jamwal (@j71623767) July 3, 2022

If you’re chased by a leopard then don’t bother climbing a tree to save yourself. https://t.co/YVFbC0fNdi

— Ujval Nanavati (@cynical_ujval) July 1, 2022

Amazing surveillance footage! flying leopard!!! Pretty boy!🤗

— Katarina Shevchenko (@KatarinaShevch3) July 3, 2022

Pound to pound, the strongest of the big cats, despite being the smaller cousin of other big cats such as lion or tiger they share their territory with.

The muscles attached to the scapula are exceptionally strong, which enhance their ability to climb trees.

— Sid 🇮🇳 (@sidduu96) July 3, 2022

Leopards are smart, skillful and stealthy. Light body weight with a strong long tail help them to maneuver such predatory moves. pic.twitter.com/lqzvf9v7jT

— Ramesh Pandey (@rameshpandeyifs) July 3, 2022

This is swift. @rameshpandeyifs shared this rare stealthy hunting abilities of leopard.Just watch the use of tail. The anatomy of their spine and tail gives them a lot of power and flexibility, allowing them to make rapid changes in their directions. pic.twitter.com/m8qINaYadf

— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) July 3, 2022

While resharing the video Sunday, Indian Forest Services officer (IFS) Ramesh Pandey wrote, “Leopards are smart, skillfull and stealthy. Light body weight with a strong long tail help them to maneuver such predatory moves.”

Another Indian Forest Services officer Susanta Nanda further elaborated on leopards’ hunting skills and wrote, “This is swift. @rameshpandeyifs shared this rare stealthy hunting abilities of leopard. Just watch the use of tail. The anatomy of their spine and tail gives them a lot of power and flexibility, allowing them to make rapid changes in their directions.”





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2022-07-04 12:08:38

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