Wolves and Leopards

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Wolves and Leopards

Post by Lantur » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:54 pm

I just wanted to know about the interactions between wolves and larger predators, specifically leopards and tigers. I know tigers have been known to kill and eat wolves, but would a leopard do the same thing, or would they just leave each other alone? Would a wolf ever fight or chase off a leopard, or would a leopard be more likely to do that to a wolf? Could a leopard kill a wolf? Thanks for any help :)

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Re: Wolves and Leopards

Post by La Striata » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:35 pm

Surprisingly, I can't find any accounts of the two interacting, despite the fact that both occur in India, Nepal, the Caucasus and Far Eastern Russia. Still, it's fun to speculate.
Would a wolf ever fight or chase off a leopard, or would a leopard be more likely to do that to a wolf?
A lone wolf would probably stay away from a leopard, but a pack may challenge one over a kill.
Could a leopard kill a wolf?
Absolutely. Leopards are notorious dog killers.
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Re: Wolves and Leopards

Post by Lantur » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:54 am

Thanks for the information!

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Re: Wolves and Leopards

Post by Koa » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:02 am

Considering the question has been answered, I will lock this topic; thanks La Striata.
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