hunting leopard

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hunting leopard:

see cheetahcheetah
, carnivore of the cat family, Acinonyx jubatus, native to Africa and SW Asia as far east as India. Formerly numerous all over their range, they are extinct now in Asia except for small numbers in Iran's Dasht-e Kavir, and are threatened in all of their range.
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The maharajas prized it for its ability to bring down antelope and the British called the cheetah, the fastest animal on land, a 'hunting leopard'.
It's even popular with professional hunters in Africa who appreciated its compactness and firepower when backing-up clients hunting leopard.
I was once more hunting leopard and buffalo, but I wanted to devote more time to hunting sable on this trip.