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Cheetah-Leopard-Jaguar

This is another topic which generates confusion. What is the difference between:

  • Cheetah
  • Leopard
  • Jaguar
  • Panther

Are they all different species or similar?

Actually all three of these belong to different species.

The Cheetah is smaller than the Leopard & the Jaguar. The last two are both sturdy and built to climb trees.

And a Panther may be a black Leopard and/or Jaguar.

 Topic  Cheetah  Leopard  Jaguar
Tear Lines Present on the face  Not Present Not Present
Black Spots

Evenly spaced Oval black spots.

Complex Flower like black spots called Rosettes. Densely packed smaller Rosettes.

Bigger Rosettes with spots in the centre. Sparsely packed.

 

Cheetah

leopard

jaguar

Region Parts of Africa & Asia Parts of Africa & South Asia Parts of South America.
Other Small head. Can attain very high speeds. Robust head & body structure. Climbs on trees & stalks prey. Robust head & body structure. Can climb trees & swim.

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