The leopard in heraldry is a conventional name for the lion, one of the oldest and most common heraldic symbols. The first mention of the lion in heraldry dates back to the 11th-12th centuries.
The lion is the king of beasts; it symbolises strength, courage and generosity. Leopards symbolise valour and courage.
Felines like that have long been part of state, city and private coats of arms. Today, natural imagesof leopards can be seen on official symbols together with heraldic ones. The map features examples of “leopard” coats of arms.
The leopard on coats of arms of countries and cities