In the wild, leopards can live for twelve to fifteen years. This average lifespan is due to a variety of circumstances, and can change depending on where the leopard lives. Even though most people think of Africa when they hear the word ‘leopard’, the animals live in a wide span of places.They are found in many places around the globe, so climate and predator to prey ratio are factors in how long they’ll live in the wild.
One reason the leopard can live so long in the wild is because of how they hunt. A leopard is strong and can easily live in trees. Therefore, to keep their catches from scavengers, the leopard will pull their catch into the trees and branches, and eat it up high.