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African Leopard Wood and Pewter Napkin Ring

African Leopard Wood and Pewter Napkin Ring
Item# MAKW7
$45.00

Product Description

African Leopard Wood and Pewter Napkin Ring
Hand Made in South Africa.

This beautifully crafted napkin ring is made from Jacaranda wood and pewter rhino head and tail. The wood has been sealed with varnish. The pewter has been treated so that it is dishwasher safe.

Comes beautifully gift boxed.

A well know and respected member of the Big Five.



The most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores, the leopard is also the shrewdest. It is the strongest climber of the large cats and capable of killing prey larger than itself. Their vocalization is a hoarse, rasping cough repeated at intervals. They stand approximately 128 inches at the shoulder.

The coloring of the leopard varies from white to bright golden brown, spotted with black spots and rosettes. The rosettes consist of groups of five to six spots arranged in a tight ring. The tail is longer than half the body length measured from head to tail. This fierce animal has small round ears and long whiskers growing from dark spots on the upper lip. The size of the leopard varies considerably. The leopard differs from the cheetah in having shorter legs, and rosette like spots. It is also without the cheetahâ's black tear marks from eye to mouth.

These magnificent cats have a wide habitat tolerance, but prefer forests and hilly areas with rocky outcrops and hiding places, bushy areas and tall grass with associated rocky places. They are also found in arid areas, where they will hide up in deserted antbear holes. True desert areas are unsuitable, but they may penetrate these areas along treed water courses.

The leopard is the largest of Africa's spotted cats, with males weighing up to approximately 60kg. Leopards in mountainous regions of southern and south western Cape tend to be smaller. Their life expectancy is about twenty years. They move in a casual loping stride, or they may make off at a bouncing gallop, changing to a fast trot. All of their senses are well developed and they are therefore extremely efficient hunters. They like to survey their surroundings from high vantage points in the mornings or late evenings, often watching for prey.



The leopard is the largest of Africa’s spotted cats, with males weighing up to approximately 60kg. Leopards in mountainous regions of southern and south western Cape tend to be smaller. Their life expectancy is about twenty years. They move in a casual loping stride, or they may make off at a bouncing gallop, changing to a fast trot. All of their senses are well developed and they are therefore extremely efficient hunters. They like to survey their surroundings from high vantage points in the mornings or late evenings, often watching for prey.