A leopard is a huge wild cat that is recognized by its sandy coat and black spots that are covering it. It has a large head, powerful jaw, long tail and short legs. The ears are small and rounded while the paws and claws are very powerful and big. The body is muscular and athletic. The color of the coat varies from light yellow to tawny and the spots are unique to each individual. However, the color of the coat under the belly, neck and legs is always lighter, but still spotted. There is also a black version of leopard called panther.