Leopard and cheetah are both large cats, but they have different hunting strategies and behaviors. While it is not common for leopards to attack cheetahs, there have been instances where such interactions have occurred.
Leopards are known for their strength, agility, and adaptability. They are excellent climbers and are capable of taking down a variety of prey, including smaller mammals, antelopes, and even larger animals like wildebeests. Leopards are solitary and elusive animals, and they often ambush their prey by silently stalking and pouncing on them from close range.
Cheetahs, on the other hand, are built for speed. They are the fastest land animals, capable of reaching speeds up to 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour). Cheetahs rely on their incredible speed to chase down and capture their prey, preeminent small to medium-sized ungulates like gazelles and impalas. However, cheetahs are not as strong or adept at climbing as leopards.
In situations where a confrontation between a leopard and a cheetah occurs, it is more likely to happen when they compete for resources like food or territory. Leopards are generally larger and more powerful than cheetahs, and if a confrontation does occur, the leopard may have an advantage in terms of size and strength.
A tense confrontation happened between the two animals and the cheetah was unlucky to not survive a leopard’s surprise attack.