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Spotted Black Panther

A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus). Black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars (Panthera onca).

Amazing creature

This panther has the most beautiful coat I've ever seen. I saw a black panther like this one at Big Cat Rescue in Florida.

Cloudy leopard... rarely seen in the wild

Cloudy leopard... rarely seen in the wild

Clouded Leopard~seldom seen in the wild. The clouded leopard is a cat found from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China, and has been classified as Vulnerable in 2008 by IUCN

A black jaguar just hanging out:

Lazy Black Panther by Charlie Burlingame A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus). Black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars (Panthera onca)

The Maltese or Blue tiger. More than likely now extinct sub-species from Southern China.

The Maltese Tiger The unique Maltese Tiger is the rarest tiger in the world. It is also known as Blue Tiger. The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a reported but unproven coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly in the Fujian Province of China.

black lion

A rare black lion - except it's not. Even though there is melanism in the animal kingdom there have never been black lions reported. Every picture of a black lion is courtesy of Photoshop.

Caracal

The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. The word caracal is derived from the Turkish words "kara kulak," which means "black ear.

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