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B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina
Answered Dec 10, 2020
There are some people who may assume that leopards and panthers are different because they have differences in terms of appearance. Leopards are known to have fur that will come with rosettes. They are also known to have very strong jaws. The bite of the leopard will be very strong and will be enough to kill different types of strong prey.
The panther may normally be described as black or dark in color but panther is a more general term that is used for the four big cats. These big cats include the leopard along with the jaguar, lion, and tiger. This means that a panther is not exactly a different type of species.
The name panther is typically used to refer specifically to the black panther that can be found in Asia, and these enormous cats are tawny or spotted; however, there is such a phenomenon as a white panther. Hence, the word panther is commonly used to describe many breeds of large cats.
Panthers have shiny dark fur with emerald green eyes, and they are very adept and strong climbers. Panthers are referred to as dark-colored beasts who roam the earth. That being said, the nickname of the panther is called “beast of prey.” Leopards, on the other hand, are the littlest of the large cats, and they were at one point more prevalent and existed in different lands; however, they are now mostly found in Africa.
Leopards have a long body, large skull, and short legs. They have very powerful muscles and can climb trees with grace and ease. They possess powerful jaw muscles and fierce scapular muscles, which can help them carry a heavy load of prey. They also have a fun rosette pattern or spots on their body.
Leopards are known to be melanistic, which means that their coloration is very dark. There are some of them that are very dark such as panthers. One thing that you should realize is that they are the same species. The only difference is their coloration.
The leopard will usually come with some prints that will be unique, especially when you would compare it to other large cats like the cheetah. You will be able to tell a leopard’s print from the print of the tiger definitely. The panther is usually dark. They are said to come at night when they would usually camouflage against the dark to make them harder to see by their prey.