Introduction: why dealing with the reproduction of panthers?
If you have clicked on our link reproductiondespantheres.com it’s because:
- You are an uncontested fan of panthers and you’re looking for a way to avoid their disappearance
- Or you have found our domain name funny and clicked to see
Whatever the case, you like panthers: it’s great, in this article we will give you the first fundamental keys to understand how the reproductive system of the fawns works.
Why? Because our friends the leopards are endangered species, perhaps facing the threat of extinction for the snow leopards. Improving the condition of living of the felines maximises their chances to procreate. This article is the first of a series dedicated to the reproduction of panthers and its specificities.
Not one but two reproductive systems of panthers
Little recap from our WikiPanther#1 : What is a panther?: “The panthers, whose the name comes from the latin expression Panthera pardus, or the leopards belong to the under-specie of pantherines. This family of pantherines contains in all seven different species.” These seven species are spread through the world and live under different climates. According to the seasons, the copulation will be modified.
In Asia or Africa, the weak climates’ differences will favour cycles of reproduction levelled along the entire year. On the other side, in Europe, where each season stand out clearly, the reproduction of leopards is happening in January or February.
It’s the first secret to improve the reproduction of felines: a favourable climate and a myriad of preys encourage the reproduction of panthers and by a way of consequence their sustainability.
Why procreate according to the seasons?
As all carnivorous predators, the lifetime of the panther depends of water source and preys located on its territory. If during the spring or summer, it’s easier to find something to subsist and so the energy to feed a progeniture, when winter is coming, the temperature and the food become crucial problematics.
Add to theses questions pre-reproduction the survival of the female during the gestation: a panther will give birth to two or three babies after two- or three-months post-fecundation. During this period, the mother weakens and isn’t able to run big distances to feed itself. And after giving birth, it has to take care of the young cats alone, because the male parent has taken its distances. Giving birth to babies panthers during winter will be suicidal. But we will describe more the growth of baby fawns in a future article.
To sum up, the reproduction of panthers is strongly linked to the seasons and the stock of preys available in its ecosystem. The female, being protective, will reject all the male if the future living condition aren’t optimal. A true mother hen this panther!
Voilà! Now, you know the basics about the reproduction des pantheres! Soon, you will be able to help all the panthers around yourself (or not haha)! Do not hesitate to read our other WikiPanther to become an expert about our feline friends!
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The team “Reproduction des Panthères”