A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. Wild black panthers in Latin America are black jaguars (Panthera onca), in Asia and Africa they are black leopards (Panthera pardus), and in North America they may be black jaguars or possibly black cougars (Puma concolor – although this has not been proven to have a black variant), or smaller cats.

A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. Wild black panthers in Latin America are black jaguars (Panthera onca), in Asia and Africa they are black leopards (Panthera pardus), and in North America they may be black jaguars or possibly black cougars (Puma concolor – although this has not been proven to have a black variant), or smaller cats.

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Adorable black Panther Cub (couldn't figure where to put him... here or on my Choklitts board, lol)

Adorable black Panther Cub (couldn't figure where to put him... here or on my Choklitts board, lol)

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Black Panther in yellow flowers #LIFECommunity #Favorites From Pin Board #16
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The striking spots of the leopard and the matching eyes make this an enchanting photo.

The striking spots of the leopard and the matching eyes make this an enchanting photo.

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Ravenwhimsy's Wonderful World — tulipnight:   I see you! by Olga Shiropaeva
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.~Black panthers are powerful, intelligent, and exotic animals. The black panther’s habitats include the rainforest, marshland, woodlands, swamps, savannahs, & even mountains and deserts. They are also able to live in human-populated areas more effectively than any other big cats if they have to. (Big Cats) http://dunway.us~.

.~Black panthers are powerful, intelligent, and exotic animals. The black panther’s habitats include the rainforest, marshland, woodlands, swamps, savannahs, & even mountains and deserts. They are also able to live in human-populated areas more effectively than any other big cats if they have to. (Big Cats) http://dunway.us~.

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