The African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) is the leopard nominate subspecies native to many countries in Africa. These big cats tend to favour rocky landscapes with dense bush and riverine forests, but they have also shown to be highly adaptable to many places in both warm and cold climates. There are nine subspecies and are distinguished by the unique characteristics of their coats, which range from tawny or light yellow in warm, dry habitats to reddish-orange in dense forests. African leopards have a more robust build compared to their Indian counterparts.
See also: Indian leopard