In the wild, although they are powerful predators, they often have to compete for food and shelter with other predators such as tigers, lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, hyenas and even Even African wild dogs. These animals can steal leopard prey, kill their young or even kill adult leopards.
Leopards are species with superior climbing skills, and this is proven when they are the “fierce gods” of arboreal animals such as monkeys, apes…
In a dramatic video recorded at the Panna Tiger Reserve, located in the heart of the Madhya Pradesh jungle in India, a leopard can be seen showing no hesitation when it comes to hunting by jumping over tree tops.
According to the person who recorded the video, the leopard was stalking a baby monkey at the top of a nearby tree. Before launching the jump, it sat for several minutes on a branch and watched its prey intently.
When performing the jump, things did not seem to go as expected of the leopard, when it suddenly missed the tree top, lost its balance and fell to the ground from a height of nearly 30 meters.
At first glance it seems that the leopard has suffered defeat and left empty-handed. But on closer inspection, a monkey can be seen lying motionless on its mouth. As it turned out, the leopard didn’t miss its target, and quickly took down its prey in a split second.