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Leopards usually eat small animals, such as gazalle, impala, deer, and wildebeast. The leopard may eat rodents, insects, birds, amphibians, and fish. They have a pretty flexible diet. They often carry their prey up to branches of a tree to protect it from other predators and scavengers. Though on rare occasion, leopards are known to kill Nile crocodiles. These cats are capable to kill chimpanzees and gorillas, but they usually avoid it because they are potentially stronger compared to other targets. They often carry their prey up to branches of a tree to protect it from other predators and scavengers.