Lioness is much larger cat than male leopard of genus Panthera, they are mainly found in sub Saharan Africa and there is a small population of lions in India. Lioness is bigger, larger and heavier than male leopard but male leopard is stronger and muscular than lioness as it carries heavy carcass of animals and climbs the tree to save his prey from other predators like hyena, wild dogs and lions.
A male leopard can weigh 70 kg with the head and body length of 5 ft 1inch, leopard is the smallest of four cats (tiger, lion, jaguar and leopard) in genus panthera but because of larger skull with the powerful jaw muscles they can kill larger prey very easily and with the help of small strong legs & forelimbs they can climb the tree carrying their food or prey which is much heavier.
Lions are the apex predator and lioness can weigh 120 kg with the average body length of 5 ft 8 inch including head, they use to kill their prey in a group which is called pride in lions. Pride is consisting of many lionesses without a male lion which means that lioness is the true hunter but she cannot hunt alone for bigger preys and she has to survive & depend on smaller preys.
Leopard is the solitary hunter but their population is declining very fast as it is in the near “threatened status” by IUCN, in Asia leopard population is declining where tiger lives because tigers don’t like the interferences of other predators so they kill leopards especially in India. Larger leopards are found in Sri Lanka where tigers are extinct and can weigh 90 kg.
Lions are found in Africa and India, Indian lions are smaller than African lions because of discrete habitat and both region lions are in endangered status as declared by IUCN (International union for conservation of Nature). Lions never had the problem of prey because there are no natural predators that are above the lions in Africa and in India yes Tigers are there who are stronger than Lions but due to different areas they are never been in contact with each other.
Before moving further let’s take a glance at below given table on compare leopard Vs lioness information and facts.
Leopard Vs Lioness Comparison
|Average Head & Body Length||5 ft 1 inch||5 ft 8 inch|
|Tail Length||3 ft 1 inch||2 ft 9 inch|
|Average Weight||70 kg||120 kg|
|Area||Africa, South and East Asia||Africa and India|
|Average Life Span||14 years||15 years|
Many of you have seen the videos of leopard Vs lioness in discover channel and Nat Geo channel on television, and after seeing you can easily judge how strong the leopard is because in many videos leopard had to face more than one lioness. There are many rare videos in which leopard dominated the single lioness which is the exact match for head to head fight.
Winning Facts for both Leopard and Lioness:
- Leopard has the strong jaw muscle power than lioness.
- Lioness is larger, heavier and taller than male leopard.
- Leopard has strong forelimbs and legs than lioness.
- Lioness canine teeth are larger than leopard.
There are many such videos on YouTube in which a male leopard dominates two adult grown hyenas which lioness can’t do.
In intelligence leopards are always on the top, they know who to deal with their opponents whether it is a prey or predator they can quickly find a way of getting success over it that’s why they are very successful in jungle.
Hunting in pride lionesses dominates every single animal in African jungle but individually leopard is far better hunter than lioness.
Head to Head Fight:
Considering strength, intelligence and force there is the 50 – 50 chance of winning for both Leopard and lioness but still according to wild animals expert’s lioness can dominate the male leopard.