Leopard Quotes

Leopard Quotes

Leopards are fiercely powerful cats. Beautiful rosettes cover their fur. The rosettes are usually black on the outermost parts with yellow or tan on the inside. Leopards are very adaptive and we can find them in a wide range of habitats like sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India and China.

Leopards are graceful opportunistic hunters possessing a solitary nature. The wild cat is a nimble tree climber and why not? Trees are perfect home ground for leopards as the trees provide excellent camouflage when relaxing and privacy when snacking on their prey. A leopard can weigh between 66 to 176 pounds and reach a head-body length of 6.25ft. They can jump an astonishing 6-meters forward in the air and run up to 58km/h.

Sadly, the population of leopards around the world is on a decline. Loss of habitat, poaching, retaliatory killing and climate change present challenges to the chances of the continued existence of leopards.

We look at a few quotes that explore the magnificence of the leopard and remind us that they are a part of nature just as we are.

15 Leopard Quotes

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"Snow leopard sightings are very, very rare."  - Som Ale #trvst #quotes #snow #leopard #winter #biodiversity #volunteer #ecoconscious #extremeweather #wild #climatechange #bethechange
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Snow leopard sightings are very, very rare.

- Som Ale


Dr Ale is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Adjunct professor at Wilbur Wright community college. He's quite active as a wildlife biologist in research and conservation of the snow leopard and is currently the regional director of Snow Leopard Conservancy.

We cannot commonly see leopards. Even in the wild, their solitary lifestyle and camouflage make them quite elusive. Sighting a leopard in the wild is an unforgettable experience.

"I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature."  - Bai Ling #trvst #quotes #southafrica #africa #nature #safari #leopard #conservation #amazingworld #climatechange #gogreen #mothernature
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I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature.

- Bai Ling


Bai Ling is a Chinese-American actress, who has won many awards to her credit including the Best Actress award at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, and the 2014 Asians on Film Festival. She starred in movies like The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage (all on amazon) and many others including TV shows; Entourage and Lost.

The leopard is one animal that ambitious and fiercely independent people connect to, it's characteristic of being a loner and goal-getter or in this instance prey-getter has a reflective effect on them. This leopard quote by Ling shows how real the connection between human and animal can be on a transcendental level.

"One of my desert island books, 'The Leopard' is not so much a novel as a eulogy for a way of life and a Sicily that was already lost by the time Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was writing."  - Ruth Ware #trvst #quotes #leopard #life #wildlifeprotection #dosomething #nature #planetearthfirst #big5 #thinkgreen #conservation #beinspired
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One of my desert island books, 'The Leopard' is not so much a novel as a eulogy for a way of life and a Sicily that was already lost by the time Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was writing.

- Ruth Ware


Ruth Warburton, also known as Ruth Ware, is an international best-selling author. As a little girl of about 8 years old, she would type out stories on her mother's old typewriter but only got to publish her first book when she was in her 30s. She classifies her writing as psychological crime thrillers. Some of her books include In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway (all on amazon).

In many ways, the leopard reflects human society and nature. They care for their young ones and teach them to hunt and be self-reliant, so they can survive on their own in the future. Over the years leopards have featured in cultures, national symbols and socio-political movements like the Black Panther. The leopard has been an inspiration behind many artworks, books and poetry.

"Leopard print has been my thing forever! When I was a teenager my entire room was done in leopard print - it's timeless, chic, and always in style. When in doubt... leopard!"  - Khloe Kardashian #trvst #quotes #leopard #wild #socialchange #protectnature #takeaction #biodiversity #bethechange #perfectnature #impact #bigcats
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Leopard print has been my thing forever! When I was a teenager my entire room was done in leopard print - it's timeless, chic, and always in style. When in doubt... leopard!

- Khloe Kardashian


Khloe Kardashian is a reality TV show star, model and socialite who got famous along with her family for the reality show, keeping up with the Kardashians. She has lent her voice against animal cruelty by appearing in PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign. Amongst other things she currently hosts a pop culture themed talk show called Kocktails with Khloe.

Throughout history, the leopard's fur has been used to make iconic fashion statements. The uniqueness and versatility of its pattern make it a popular source of inspiration for many fashion designers and lovers. This leopard quote speaks the mind of almost everyone who considers themselves fashionable.

"A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit."  - Ivy Compton-Burnett #trvst #quotes #leopard #leopards #socialimpact #nature #dotherightthing #biodiversity #ecoconscious #wild #gogreen #sustainability
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A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.

- Ivy Compton-Burnett


A great novelist, Compton-Burnett received the appointment of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1967. Author of the critically acclaimed Manservant and Maidservant published in 1947, she made her mark in the world of fiction-writing by developing a distinct form of the novel set almost entirely in dialogue. She received the award of the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son. She died in 1969.

The leopard's spot, called rosettes, is quite a thing of beauty. The spotting and pattern are unique to each animal like a fingerprint. The black panther is a melanistic leopard, it has rosettes but its dark fur makes it impossible to see the rosettes without being extremely close to the leopard. Compton-Burnett's leopard quote reveals the unapologetic nature of the leopard and how it carries its uniqueness with pride.

"A leopard doesn't change his spots just because you bring him in from the jungle and try to housebreak him and turn him into a pet. He may learn to sheathe his claws in order to beg a few scraps off the dinner table, and you may teach him to be a beast of burden, but it doesn't pay to forget that he'll always be what he was born: a wild animal."  - George Rockwell #trvst #quotes #animal #leopard #wild #animallovers #protectnature #forscience #impact #wildlife #majesticwildlife #geology
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A leopard doesn't change his spots just because you bring him in from the jungle and try to housebreak him and turn him into a pet. He may learn to sheathe his claws in order to beg a few scraps off the dinner table, and you may teach him to be a beast of burden, but it doesn't pay to forget that he'll always be what he was born: a wild animal.

- George Rockwell


George Lincoln Rockwell was a media-savvy politician with neo-Nazi views. The US Navy discharged him for his political stand. He founded the American Nazi Party after he left the Navy. John Palter murdered, a former party member, murdered Rockwell on August 25, 1967.

The best place for a leopard to live is in its natural environment, where it can be truly wild and free.

"You don't see sick animals in the wild. You don't see lame animals in the wild, and its all because of the predator: the lion, the tiger, the leopard, all the cats."  - Tippi Hedren #trvst #quotes #tiger #animals #leopard #wild #wildlife #biodiversity #nature #bethechange #animallovers #leopards
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You don't see sick animals in the wild. You don't see lame animals in the wild, and its all because of the predator: the lion, the tiger, the leopard, all the cats.

- Tippi Hedren


American actress Nathalie Kay "Tippi" Hedren won the Golden Globe award for her roles in The Birds and Marnie. Her journey into animals rights activism started while shooting two films in Africa in 1969 when she gained insight into the plight of African lions. She founded the American Sanctuary Association and is still its president.

Leopards are carnivores that feed on smaller animals and fish. These predators perform an essential task of keeping the herbivore population in check. Without the leopard's predatory check herbivores would overpopulate their habitat and sooner or later run out of resources to survive.

"The snow leopard is absolutely magnificent. It represents really what endangered species are all about."  - Jack Hanna #trvst #quotes #snow #endangeredspecies #endangered #leopard #endemic #flooding #conservation #natural #bethechange #extinction
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The snow leopard is absolutely magnificent. It represents really what endangered species are all about.

- Jack Hanna


Hanna is a zookeeper and a former director of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Many credit him with working hard to positively change the quality and reputation of the zoo. He has published many books for children, as well as an autobiography titled Monkeys on the interstate.

Experts consider the snow leopard, a species of leopards found in Asia, to be in danger of extinction if we do not make intense conservation efforts. The IUCN Red Lists this species as vulnerable. They estimate the global population to number less than 10,000 mature individuals and expect the species to decline by about 10% by 2040.

"But I was just really blown away that you could just buy a snow leopard. For me, it was like buying a panda bear or a Komodo dragon."  - Eric Goode #trvst #quotes #snow #leopard #bear #hurricane #conservation #savetheplanet #ecoconscious #flooding #perfectnature #earth
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But I was just really blown away that you could just buy a snow leopard. For me, it was like buying a panda bear or a Komodo dragon.

- Eric Goode


Eric V. Goode is an American entrepreneur, conservationist, and filmmaker. He is also the founder of the Turtle Conservancy whose aim is to protect threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide. His production “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” premiered on Netflix on March 2020.

Illegal capture of leopards for sale as exotic pets and fur is inhumane but unfortunately popular. According to a TRAFFIC study, poachers steal and illegally trade the bodies of at least four leopards, every week, for the past 10 years in India.

"In general sharks are struggling in the wild, and leopard sharks are no different. If these animals aren't allowed to reach an age or size where they can reproduce before they are removed from the environment, that has drastic implications for future generations."  - Christina Slager #trvst #quotes #environment #animals #leopard #wild #mothernature #sustainability #savetheplanet #socialchange #conservation #wildlife
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In general sharks are struggling in the wild, and leopard sharks are no different. If these animals aren't allowed to reach an age or size where they can reproduce before they are removed from the environment, that has drastic implications for future generations.

- Christina Slager


Husbandry director of the Aquarium of the Bay, Slager is in charge of animal care and exhibit. She specializes in sharks and penguins and is spearheading a shark-tagging project in San Francisco Bay. Slager states on her LinkedIn profile that she works with non-profit organizations in capacities like staff mentoring, program development and supervision.

We should not indiscriminately remove leopards from their natural habitat. The effect of ripping out leopards from their natural habitat can be disastrous to the animals and the ecosystem.

"Snow Leopards are the ambassadors of Asia's high mountains. Conserving these endangered animals and their habitats means managing ecosystems sustainable, adapting to the impacts of climate change and maintaining water security for over a quarter of the world's people."  - Carlos Drews #trvst #quotes #sustainable #climatechange #water #mountains #snow #animals #endangered #climate #impacts #leopards
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Snow Leopards are the ambassadors of Asia's high mountains. Conserving these endangered animals and their habitats means managing ecosystems sustainable, adapting to the impacts of climate change and maintaining water security for over a quarter of the world's people.

- Carlos Drews


A Colombian, Dr Carlos Drews is the executive vice president of Conservation of Ocean Wise. He developed a first-of-its-kind toolkit for marine turtle adaptations to climate change. His awards include the Primate Society of Great Britain’s John Napier Medal and the LiverdPress Award for his lifetime conservation achievement.

Drews' leopard quote stresses an important fact; Leopards contribute to the ecosystem in no small measure and to care for the leopard's natural habitat is to care for our world as a whole. Leopards, however strong and quick cannot protect themselves from climate change or other human-made danger to their habitat.

"If you want to save the snow leopard, or the giant Redwoods, or the Okavango delta, or the Amazon, or the atmosphere, or the Earth, or those you love, or yourself, or the human race, this is the only path that can achieve that-so the truth is the sooner you support and adopt this path of transformation through understanding the better. The choice is self-destruction or self-discovery."  - Jeremy Griffith #trvst #quotes #love #earth #snow #truth #leopard #environment #nature #gogreen #bethechange #conservation
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If you want to save the snow leopard, or the giant Redwoods, or the Okavango delta, or the Amazon, or the atmosphere, or the Earth, or those you love, or yourself, or the human race, this is the only path that can achieve that-so the truth is the sooner you support and adopt this path of transformation through understanding the better. The choice is self-destruction or self-discovery.

- Jeremy Griffith


Griffith came into limelight for his laudable attempt to save the Tasmanian Tiger from extinction in an unsuccessful six-year search. He established a furniture company and later became the author of the international bestseller A Species In Denial (amazon). In 1993, He founded the World Transformation Movement to advance his ideas on the human condition.

This leopard quote by Griffith states that we need to understand our place in nature truly and deeply. It's the only way to show that we value what we have in nature. Everyone can contribute to the welfare of the leopards. Discouraging poaching and other threatening activities show we understand that in nature no element stands alone.

Conclusion

Leopards are magnificent; they're full of strength and agility. Their ‘independent’ trait is something we should admire. For leopards to still exist in a hundred years and beyond, we need to protect them now.

More Leopard Quotes and Sayings:

"In the third month, the sun rising, the Boar and the Leopard on the field of Mars to fight; The tired Leopard raises its eye to the heavens, sees an eagle playing around the sun."  - Nostradamus #trvst #quotes #leopard #wildlife #beinspired #biodiversity #gogreen #leopards #impact #protectnature #socialchange #nature
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In the third month, the sun rising, the Boar and the Leopard on the field of Mars to fight; The tired Leopard raises its eye to the heavens, sees an eagle playing around the sun.

- Nostradamus


"It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces."  - Frans de Waal #trvst #quotes #leopards #wild #big5 #bethechange #wildlifeprotection #ecoconscious #majesticwildlife #impact #wildlife #changetheworld
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It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces.

- Frans de Waal


"We have a lion, tiger, liger, which is the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger, black and spotted leopard, mountain lion, Asian leopard cats. Weve got a tremendous number of the exotic feline."  - Tippi Hedren #trvst #quotes #mountain #tiger #leopard #protectnature #collectiveaction #conservation #bethechange #majesticwildlife #thinkgreen #leopards
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We have a lion, tiger, liger, which is the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger, black and spotted leopard, mountain lion, Asian leopard cats. Weve got a tremendous number of the exotic feline.

- Tippi Hedren


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