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Living areas and nests of leopards

Young leopards, who do not have special areas, usually live in areas around large individuals' habitats, between separate hunting areas. Large male individuals do not use the low efficiency areas of their teeth. This is due to the fact that young male individuals are located around their hunting grounds. Male leopards are faster and often change hunting areas. They control the hunting areas individually. Only young individuals show signs of residing in the area, or if the teeth are in the hunting area, they will slow down.

           The size of the habitat for the female leopards varies. These areas vary between 3 and 15,000 hectares depending on the characteristics of the habitat and the population density of the main tracts.

           By the time of mating, the behavior of the teeth changes dramatically, and accordingly the areas they use are changing. Numerous observations show that teeth are actively looking for a male individual and at the same time place marks on the area. His use of the area during this period is reminiscent of the behavior of the individual in that situation. Thus, the animal checks the habitat for 3-4 days.    

          Old single leopards do not use nests. They rest under the rocks, in the cliffs, in the well-visible areas of the mountains. In unfavorable climatic conditions, these animals hide indoors to protect themselves from wind, rain, and snow. The nests where the main leopards breed are located in inaccessible ravines, caves covered with dense wood forests, hips and bushes, and mainly where they feed. The nests are not isolated from the surrounding areas and no food residues are nearby. Leopards use the nest for a short time. As the babies grow up, the place where the mother-in-law is comforted changes from time to time. 

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