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Leopard (Panthera pardus) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


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Balme G, DeWoronin-Britz N, Hunter L. 2012. A case of offspring adoption in leopards Panthera pardus. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 42: 63-66.

Balme G, Slotow R, Hunter LTB. 2009a. Impact of conservation interventions on the dynamics and persistence of persecuted leopard (Panthera pardus) populations. Biological Conservation. 142: 2681-2690.

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Balme GA, Hunter LTB, Slotow R. 2009b. Evaluating methods for counting cryptic carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management. 73(3): 433-441.

Balme GA, Hunter LTB. 2013. Why leopards commit infanticide. Animal Behaviour. 86(4): 791-799.

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Bothma JP, le Riche EAN. 1995. Evidence of the use of rubbing, scent-marking and scratching-posts by Kalahari leopards. Journal of Arid Environments. 29: 511-517.

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Henschel, P., Hunter, L., Breitenmoser, U., Purchase, N., Packer, C., Khorozyan, I., Bauer, H., Marker, L., Sogbohossou, E. & Breitenmoser-Wursten, C. 2008. Panthera pardus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 December 2013

Henschel P, Hunter LTB, Coad L, KA Abernethy, Muhlenberg M. 2011. Leopard prey choice in the Congo Basin rainforest suggests exploitative competition with human bushmeat hunters. Journal of Zoology. 285: 11-20.

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