How the Leopard Got His Spots
Part of our series of classic animal origin stories by Rudyard Kipling.
One of the Just So Stories for Little Children, a collection considered a classic of children’s literature.
The Just So origin stories describe how one animal or another acquired its most distinctive feature. First published in 1902, these stories began as bedtime stories to Kipling’s daughter “Effie” (Josephine). In this first story on Yoto, we hear how the leopard got his spots…