Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Felidae
  Scientific Name : Panthera pardus,
                                Pantheraonca

               Colour : Dark Brown, Black
          Skin Type : Fur
               Size(L) : 1.1m - 1.9m
                                 (43in - 75in)
               Weight : 36kg - 160kg
                                 (79lba - 350lbs)

          Top Speed : 114kph (71mph)
           Life Span : 12 - 15 years
 Most Distinctive 
              Feature : Bright emerald
                                 green eyes                               
            Fun Fact : Prefers to hunt at
                                night than during
                                 the day!
  1. Panthers are large members of big cat family native to Asia, Africa and the Americas.
  2. The name Panther refers to any black colored feline (especially Jaguars and Leopards) belonging to the big-cat family.
  3. Panthers are usually dark brown to black in color and identical to their respective feline species.
  4. They are also capable of roaring like the other members of the big cat family.
  5. They are very adaptable and are mostly found in a variety of habitats.
  6. They are intelligent, agile, quiet and cautious.
  7. They are solitary, nocturnal animals which are also extremely territorial
  8. They are incredibly, fearless, powerful and aggressive.
  9. Their dark fur helps them camouflage wonderfully at night when they do most of their hunting.
  10. Black leopards and Jaguars are often found in the same litter of panther cubs.
  11. The cubs are born blind and remain that way for the first two weeks.
  12. The cubs are under the mother’s care for the first two years after which they move on to their own territory.
  13. Panthers are carnivores feeding mainly on deer, warthogs, wild boar, tapir and antelopes.
  14. Some panthers especially the jaguars love water and spend a lot of their time swimming.
  15. They are very elusive and are often referred to as the ghost of the forests
  16. Humans have known to hunt them as trophies for their fur.
  17. Though they are not a species by themselves they are considered a threatened species by the IUCN.
  18. Human hunting and habitat loss through deforestation are the biggest threats to the panthers.

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