Rare Black Leopard ‘Black Panther” Spotted In Africa For The First Time In 100 Years

Posted by E.L.E.X on February 14 2019 under News



An African black leopard also known as ‘Black Panther’ has been spotted in Kenya for the first time in 100 years.

Biologists captured the rare footage of a big cat strolling in Kenya, making it the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909, more than a century ago, in Ethiopia.

Nick Pilfold, a San Diego Zoo global scientist, said they captured the footage after months of watching and waiting.

His team of biologists had placed remote wildlife cameras to track the leopard when they heard unconfirmed reports of a possible black leopard sighting.

“We intensified our camera placement in the area the reports were being made. Within a few months, we were rewarded with multiple observations on our cameras” he said The female leopard’s coat color is pitch black as a result of melanism, a gene mutation that results in an over-production of pigment, Pilfold said.

It’s the opposite of albinism — and although the leopard’s coat appears black during the day, its rosette patterns are visible in nighttime infrared imagery.




YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Related Posts Pictures

Man seeks divorce after realizing fake "backside" of wife 24 Hours After Marriage

Related Posts Pictures

Here’s Why I Have Been A “Baba-Go-Slow” – Buhari

Related Posts Pictures

No School, Hospital Admission For Any Child Without Birth Certificate In Ondo – Gov Akeredolu

Related Posts Pictures

Nigerian lady left in shock after the wife of her male friend sends her a mail asking her to desist from calling her hubby ''Dear''

Related Posts Pictures

Davido Tells Nigerians What To Do On Election Day

Comments


Add Comment

All fields are required!




Contact Us Picture

Are you interested in Advert placement | Promoting your Music or Video | Other Enquiries? We are always available to get that done for you without breaking a sweat. Send us a mail @ elextechnologies4@gmail.com | Call us @ 07012543538 | Message us via whatsapp @ 07056675676