• Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Read by: Natasha at Storynory
  • Running time: 17 mins
  • Content type: Stories
  • Age Range: 0-5, 5-8
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How the Leopard Got His Spots

How the Leopard Got His Spots


Yoto Says: 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…

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