The Leopard is the smallest of the big cats. It is also the most successful, ranging from Africa to the Pacific coast of Asia. A Leopard looks like a Cheetah, but with a much stockier build. Leopards can be black (the black panther) or spotted pale yellow. Leopard in Greek suggests that it is a hybrid of a female Lion and a male panther. In Dutch the name is very close to "luipaard" which means 'sneaky one'.