When shooting a leopard in studio, I highly recommend having an assistant who looks tastier than you...in this case standing well off to camera left.
*Bonus points if they look like a boar, wildebeest or wild goat.
**Extra bonus points if they sound like one of them.
***However, no points if they smell like one of them. In fact, take off 2 points for that.
Of course, making sure the leopard is well fed in advance helps. And has at least 2 handlers who are not interns or new to the job.
*If one or both of them look like baboons or warthogs, even better.
And if you really want to get them to cooperate, don't impersonate Tweety Bird saying "I tawt I taw a puddy tat...I did, I did.." (See previous post)
Coming soon: How to win a staring contest with a Silverback Gorilla without making a monkey out of yourself. Also, when they offer to arm wrestle, politely decline.