The leobird (pronounced leburd) is a member of both the peregrine falcon and leopard family tree and known as one of the quickest animal in its domain. The leobird was first known to appear around the southern part of Mexico in the late 1800’s. However, over a period of time, the leobird has also been seen in the southern parts of North America all the way up north near the borders of Canada. Due to hunting and a lack of production, the populations of leobirds have decrease drastically.

In comparison with the peregrine falcon and leopard, the leobird is a slender raccoon size animal. The head of the leobird is shaped almost like a leopard with a killer fine beak as long as a deadly falcon. The body to this beast is leopard shape with spotted feathers to keep warmth during the winter seasons. The four legs on these leobirds are quite strong and muscular with great claws at the bottom to be able to grasp firmly. Like many other animals, the leobird is sexually dimorphic, with the males having a look of brighter white spots while the females having tiny spots on their feathers. The reason for the better attractions in the males is similar to the peacock family and many other animals in that the brighter males are trying to capture the females’ attention to choose their mate.

The leobird are prone to mostly eat baby size rats and snakes. Due to its quickness, this mammal eating creature can capture its predators at lightning speed. With its speed, the leobird would usually never go hungry because nine out of ten times, it is successful in grasping its predators.

(Brenda Yang)