Genuine jet-black panther in a video in a tiger reserve

People are fascinated with the black panther so when you have the opportunity to see a genuine jet-black panther crossing a dusty road in the Pench Tiger Reserve in India it’s worth looking at. This is a melanistic leopard which shares territory with the Bengal tiger in this reserve. Although the leopard will avoid …

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Black leopard picture – where, what and how

Black leopard

People search for a ‘black leopard picture’. Here are some good ones. Leopards can often have the appearance of being jet black but they are not. Sometimes a black leopard is very dark with a black or dark grey pattern but not completely black. They have ghost markings or the spots can be quite …

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Picture of a beautiful black jaguar a.k.a. black panther (melanistic jaguar)

Picture of a melanistic jaguar

This is a great picture from a short video made by The Big Cat Sanctuary showing Neron, a male, melanistic jaguar. The spots are called rosettes and they are nicely visible. It shows that black jaguars, a.k.a. “black panthers” are not completely jet black. They often retain ghost markings but the markings on Neron …

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Black panther rescued from roof has now been stolen from a zoo

Tranquillised black panther in France

This young black panther (probably a black jaguar) is having a hard time living in the human environment. Firstly, and we don’t know how, she ended up as a pet in somebody’s home in northen France and then escaped onto the roof resulting in an alarming photograph which you can see below about which …

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Picture of a black panther walking along the roof of a building in Armentieres, near Lille, France

Black panther on roof in France

This is a genuine black panther. It is not that big because the cat is 6-months-of-age. The cat is a melanistic jaguar or leopard. It is more likely to be a leopard. The cat was owned illegally by a French person and has been captured and tranquillised. ‘Black panther’ does not describe a species …

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Black Panther Pictures

This page is about black panther pictures from any legitimate source plus information about the black panther. Over 150 years ago many eminent scientists of the day believed the panther to be a separate species of wild cat. However, today, I should think that most people know that the “panther” is not a species …

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Black Mountain Lion

Unsurprisingly, I have not been able to find a photograph of a black mountain lion so I created one (or two). They are not that great but they give an idea of what a black puma might look like; not dense black but “melanistic”. Here is another attempt (this is better, I believe): The …

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