A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. In the Americas, wild 'black panthers' may be black jaguars (Panthera onca), while in Asia and Africa, black leopards (Panthera pardus)
Jaguar, see the spots inside the rosettes? That's one way to know it is a jaguar and not a leopard.
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A Jaguar: On His Scratching Post.
~~Jaguar stalking, Panthera onca, Belize by Franz Lanting~~
Animal - Jaguar - Big Cats -by Charlie Burlingame on 500px
She may look fearsome, but a cat has a right to tell others to back off and give her space. <3
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Jaguar Close-Up - Nice Shot !