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LEOPARD MALE PADDY
See the various expressions on my face!
See my magic petrol-green eyes!
And you will understand why I'm a mysterious creature
that becomes honored like a god!
LEOPARD FEMALE PRINCIPESSA
I'm the mom of son DUCA SALINAS.
Once upon a time, your ancestors worshipped us cats like gods.
In the meantime you have forgotten this.
We cats, however, never!
LEOPARD MALE DUCA SALINAS
I'm the son of Leopard Female PRINCIPESSA.
I got my name from the novel IL GATTOPARDO
by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
and from the famous movie THE LEOPARD directed by Luchino Visconti.
THE LEOPARD, the title
IL GATTOPARDO refers to an ocelot!
BLACK PANTHER BAGHEERA
Everybody knew BAGHEERA,
and nobody dared to cross his path;
for he was as cunning as Tabaqui,
as bold as the wild buffalo,
and as reckless as the wounded elephant.
But he had a voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree, and a skin softer than down.
LEOPARDS are classified as NEAR THREATENED on the IUCN Red List!
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.