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keeping cool

leopard (Panthera pardus)
Leopards rest during the day and hunt at night. This one has wisely chosen shade and moist soil from a recently evaporated wet season water accumulation to keep cool at midday. Resting spots are typically near trees offering a quick climb to safety from lions or hyenas.

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keeping cool

keeping cool

leopard (Panthera pardus)
Leopards rest during the day and hunt at night. This one has wisely chosen shade and moist soil from a recently evaporated wet season water accumulation to keep cool at midday. Resting spots are typically near trees offering a quick climb to safety from lions or hyenas.