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They Found The Black Panther in Kenya & He Looks Great!

By February 14, 2019Blog, News, PopCulture, Travel
Photographed with a Camtraptions camera trap. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. [:en] Who said that there were no black panthers in Africa? When the movie black panther was out, I remember that some people were saying that the only black panthers that existed could be only be found in America. Which meant that the movie was not really accurate. But apparently, they were all wrong. An African black leopard has been found in Kenya. And there are beautiful high-quality pictures to prove it. This comes from the work of a team of biologists who shot rare footage of the magical black African panther after spending months watching and waiting. Nick Pilfold, a global conservation scientist at the San Diego Zoo is a member of that team.   He said that they shot footage of the rare big cat in remote wildlife cameras they’d placed in Laikipia County. While there have been previous reports of sightings of black leopards in Africa — they’re also known as black panthers — the new images offer important confirmation. “It is likely that black leopards have been living in Kenya all along, it is only that high-quality imagery to confirm it has been missing until now,” said Pilfold. The black leopard’s sighting was published in the African Journal of Ecology. Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper said Tuesday that its photographer, Phoebe Okall, shot an image of a black leopard in 2013 in the same region.

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