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Are black panthers a real species?

Are black panthers a real species?

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M. Klose

M. Klose

M. Klose
M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Oct 17, 2018

Yes, black Panthers are real.
A black panther is the melanistic color variant of any big cat species most especially Leopards and Jaguars. Black panthers are common in Asia and Africa.

Because black panthers are dark in color doesn't mean they don't have spots, the spots are just harder to see.
When their coat catches the sunlight in a certain way, you can see their spots very distinctly.

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T. Perez

T. Perez

T. Perez
T. Perez

Answered May 10, 2018

Truly, they are.

A black panther/puma is the melanistic color variation of any big feline species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus), and those in the Americas are black pumas/jaguars (Panthera onca).
Not at all like panthers, cougars commonly don't have spots, and they are additionally littler than panthers.

Hereditarily, they're additionally more identified with household felines than the four big felines. Panther is a flexible word that can allude to various panthers, pumas, or mountain lions. It can allude to a melanistic or black feline.

Melanism in the panther is presented by a predominant allele, and in the panther by a passive allele. Close examination of the color of these black felines will demonstrate that the run of the mill markings are as yet present, yet are covered up by the abundance black color melanin, giving an impact like that of printed silk.

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