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That common leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) was photographed at the Himalayan park, a semi captive zoo in Gangtok. This is the Indian subspecies, 9 common leopard subspecies are recognised by the iucn. The word leopard is mainly used to designate the African subspecies where as panther is used to call the Asian ones, they are synonym. A significant immediate threat to wild panther populations is the illegal trade in poached skins and body parts. Human–leopard conflict situations have increased in recent years. Because of their habitat loss and the decrease of wild preys, leopards approach human settlements, where they are tempted to eat goats, dogs, poultry, cats, pigs and sheeps

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  • Copyright: Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 0 N: 6080] (47110)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-00-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/2.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-06-16 7:02
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