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Black Leopard Often referred to as Panthers, melanistic leopards and jaguars still have spots. Contrary to popular belief there is no such thing as a black puma. Geotagged,Leopard,Panthera pardus,South Africa,Summer,predators Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black Leopard

Often referred to as Panthers, melanistic leopards and jaguars still have spots. Contrary to popular belief there is no such thing as a black puma.

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The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus ''Panthera''. It is a member of the Felidae family with a wide range in regions of sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia to Siberia. Fossil records found in Italy suggest that in the Pleistocene it ranged as far as Europe.

Compared to other members of Felidae, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller and more.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Feb 28, 2014. Captured Feb 26, 2014 17:17 in 85559 N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO640
  • 310mm