Summer diet composition of the Common Leopard Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae) in Nepal

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A. Achyut
B. Kreigenhofer

Abstract

The Common Leopard Panthera pardus is one of the most widely distributed of all big cats. It is a threatened species throughout its range due to the degradation of natural habitat, poaching and persecution as a killer of humans and livestock. The purpose of this study was to determine the composition of the Common Leopard diet in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (DHR) of Nepal. Among prey species Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak) were observed most frequently (18%) in leopard scats, while Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur) were observed less frequently (6%).

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Achyut, A. and Kreigenhofer, B. 2009. Summer diet composition of the Common Leopard Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae) in Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 11 (Nov. 2009), 562–566. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2287.562-6.
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Author Biographies

A. Achyut

Achyut Aryal is a PhD student at Massey University, New Zealand. He is working on conservation biology of Blue Sheep and Snow Leopard in Nepal for his PhD dissertation.

B. Kreigenhofer

Brigitte Kreigenhofer is MSc student at Massey University, New Zealand.