Since the it has been considered politically incorrect to call a black cat a black panther. The big black cats are black leopards or black jaguars and are not referred to as black panthers by anyone who knows anything about big cats.
This pictures is a close up of a tiger. The eyes stuck out to me because they represent how eyes are the key to the soul. The mood it seems is fierce and ready for competition and that's how you have to be in life, or in Pi's case, on a life boat.
Mother Tiger and Cub Three of the eight tiger subspecies became extinct in the century, hunted as trophies and also for body parts that are used in traditional Chinese medicine. All five remaining tiger subspecies are endangered , from Iryna