Published: April 2007
Did You Know?
In Did you Know? the National Geographic magazine team shares extra information we gathered to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects.

Do you know how the leopard got its name? At one time people thought it was a cross between a lion and a panther. The common name for Panthera pardus came from the Greek words for lion, leo, and panther, pardos.

—Abby Tipton