Panthers are capable of speeds of 35 miles per hour. However, this speed is only achieved over short distances. In order to travel up to 20 miles every day, Panthers must pace themselves.
Typically, panthers reserve running for hunting purposes. Panthers choose stealth over speed, even while hunting, if possible. With territories spanning up to 250 square miles, they slumber for the majority of the day to store energy for nighttime hunting and running.
In addition to their ability to run, panthers can also swim. Panthers are capable of traversing swamps and lakes by wading and swimming.