This is a real African black panther and it's incredibly rare

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/13/this-is-a-real-black-panther-a.html

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#2

Looks ferocious.

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#3

Looks like he wants his ears skritched.

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#4

Sadly I predict some rich asshole is going to kill it in the name of “sport”.

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There’s a lil’ black feral tomcat that comes around my apartment at night, and that’s exactly what he wants. He’s much less dangerous, so I oblige.

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#6

“coincidence” or the creators/writers did some research? (WRT wakanda being near where black panthers are actually sited).

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#8

That is one gorgeous kitteh!

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Wait…so if its so rare and even the photos are so rare…what are all these of?

https://www.google.com/search?q=a+black+panther&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS758US758&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhhriWqbngAhVlTt8KHSdhC5UQ_AUIDigB&biw=1840&bih=1098

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#11

What a majestic creature…

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Indian black panthers. The black colour variant is uncommon in India. In Africa, it’s extremely rare.

ETA: All-black leopards (in Asia and Africa) get called black panthers. You can also find all-black jaguars in South America, which it seems are also called “black panthers” because reasons.

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#13

Ah, that explains it. It doesn’t appear to be that uncommon in jaguars.

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#14

I know I shouldn’t pet it, but I totally wan to pet it.

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#15

I wonder if that is really a coincidence or is it just a matter of Marvel writers doing their research?

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#16

Guides are organizing expeditions of dentists to kill it even as we speak.

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Nicekittyniiicceplaynnniiicccethat’srightskritchingyouthewayIhopeyoulikeitdon’tkillmepleasedon’tkiiilllllmmmmeeeeee!!

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#18

Well, who doesn’t?

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“Tobin was a friend to all animals. He will be missed.”

Not that you’re alone. My demise at the claws of a large kitteh that approaches me is pretty much exactly as likely as a large kitteh approaching me. I’ve been thoroughly conditioned by the smaller variety.

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