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Changing Spots

Changing Spots

Though the most widespread of all the big cats (with territories in Africa and Asia), the leopard has lost much of its territory through the years. Much of this is due to the increasing spread of humankind though the spread of cities, agriculture, and deforestation.

Grades

5 - 8

Subjects

Biology, Ecology, Geography

critically endangered
noun

level of conservation between "endangered" and "extinct in the wild."

endangered species
noun

organism threatened with extinction.

resource
noun

available supply of materials, goods, or services. Resources can be natural or human.

subspecies
noun

(subsp.) group of organisms within a single species, often distinguished by geographic isolation.

vulnerable species
noun

level of conservation between "near threatened" and "endangered." Vulnerable is the lowest of the "threatened" categories.

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Director
Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
Author
National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Production Managers
Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
Program Specialists
Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Producer
Clint Parks,
other
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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