- 24:026 year(s):day(s)
- United States (Bridgeport)
The oldest living leopard in captivity is Raven (b. 15 July 1997), who was born at the Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE), in Bridgeport, Texas, USA, and was 24 years 26 days old, as verified on 10 August 2021.
Raven is a melanistic (all-black) female leopard who is considerably smaller than average. She is the oldest exotic cat living in the Center for Animal Research and Education - CARE.
She suffers from arthritis. Because leopards love to climb high and jump around, Raven was moved to special accommodations so that her movement could be restricted and she does not accidentally hurt herself.
Her enclosure is set up to provide all the comfort that her caretakers can provide - soft mattresses, blankets, pillows, soft toys and a low platform (so she can still feel like she is up high, without being too far off of the ground), an indoor area with a/c and heat, and other amenities.
She gets to be around all the activities at the front of the facility and get lots and lots of attention and love from her caretakers on a regular basis. They could not adore Raven more!