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8. listopadu 2010 v 19:27
Depending on the region, leopards may mate all year round (Asia and Africa) or seasonally during January and February (Manchuria and Siberia). The estrous cycle lasts about 46 days and the female usually is in heat for 6-7 days.[32] Gestation lasts for 90-105 days.[17] Cubs are usually born in a litter of 2-4 cubs,[33] but usually no more than 1-2 cubs survive their first year as the infant mortality rate is between 40 to 50 percent.[15]
Females give birth in a cave, crevice among boulders, hollow tree, or thicket to make a den. Cubs are born with closed eyes, which open four to nine days after birth.[34] The fur of the young tends to be longer and thicker than that of adults. Their pelage is also more gray in color with less defined spots. Around three months of age, the young begin to follow the mother out on hunts. At one year of age, leopard young can probably fend for themselves, but they remain with the mother for 18-24 months.[23]
Leopards have been reported to reach 21 years of age in captivity.[35]
 

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