Leopard Anatomy model 1/6th scale - flesh & superficial muscle
At 1/6th scale this leopard écorché is one of seven models in the "Big Cats anatomy écorché" series, It represents the largest size leopard at approximately 9.8 ft (300 cm) long, from tip of the nose to the tip of the tail(leopards have very long tails), weighting at 220 lb. The leopard model is created from references of the live animals, the head is sculpted on top of a 3D scanned skull of a very large leopard. The leopard Anatomy model is approx 12" long, highly detailed it shows superficial muscle on one side, surface anatomy on the other side. It features a detachable head, this allows the option of switching to the Mouth-Opened "Roar" head(sold separately) for alternative reference. This size of an anatomy tool is perfect as a desktop reference of anatomy for sculptor, or as animal anatomy for the artist; the size is design for ease of handling, for teaching, or study.
approximate size: 12" x 5" x 5"(including the large base)
stand for the Mouth-Closed head not included
original sculpture designed, sculpted, and painted by Jun Huang
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is generally consider the fourth largest of the five big cats in the genus Panthera including, tiger, lion, leopard, and the snow leopard, and on average slightly smaller than the average cougar. Its present day range extends from Siberia, Korea, Japan, China... to south east Asia, to the middle east, and pretty much the most parts of the African continent. Leopards are agile and stealthy predators. Although they are smaller than most other members of the Panthera genus, they are able to take large prey due to their massive skulls that facilitate powerful jaw muscles. Head and body length is usually between 90 and 165 cm (35 and 65 in). The tail reaches 60 to 110 cm (24 to 43 in) long, around the same length as the tiger's tail and proportionately long for the genus. Shoulder height is from 45 to 80 cm (18 to 31 in). The muscles attached to the scapula are exceptionally strong, which enhance their ability to climb trees. They are very diverse in size. Males are about 30% larger than females, weighing 30 to 91 kg (66 to 201 lb) compared to 23 to 60 kg (51 to 132 lb) for females. Large males of up to 91 kg (201 lb) have been documented in South Africa; however, males in South Africa's coastal mountains average 31 kg (68 lb) and the females from the desert-edge in Somalia average 23 to 27 kg (51 to 60 lb). This wide variation in size is thought to result from the quality and availability of prey found in each habitat. Leopards generally prey on small to medium-sized prey species in the 20–80 kg (44–176 lb) range. The largest prey reported killed by a leopard was a 900 kg (2,000 lb) male eland, they also regularly prey on primates, from small monkeys to chimps and gorillas.