Good morning. What an amazing photo 😍 .
Did you know that while many people generally refer to these incredible animals as #BlackPanthers there’s actually no such thing as a ‘panther’. The term just derives from the genus of the 4 big cats - ‘Panthera’
There are 4 #BigCats - #Lion, #Tiger, #Jaguar and #Leopard. Lions and tigers have a recessive gene for a white coat, which is how we get white lions and white tigers (very rare in the wild but sadly inbred in captivity) and jaguars and leopards have a recessive gene for a black coat, which is how we get black jaguars and black leopards, which is what this animal in the #forests of India is. #Bagheera in the Jungle Book was also this animal - a melanistic Indian leopard.
To confuse matters further, most people refer to the #MountainLion/#Cougar/#Puma ( the #Cat with many names) as a #Panther too and in #Florida they’re actually known as the #FloridaPanther but these animals aren’t part of the #Panthera genus but rather than Puma genus and they’re actually more closely related to smaller domestic #Cats.
Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_
Photo #Repost @yashasnarayan.photography who wrote: When the darkness quenches its thirst. Time and space come to a standstill. For within its eyes lie the embers of the forest
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per my sister’s suggestion i painted my cats Stella [ the cute calico ] &Miso [ the ever-hungry baby seal ] as mercats.. err.. catfish chasing the merbunn through some kelp lol getting the hang of watercolours i think 🌱