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Two of five baby white lions play in the Manchurian Tiger Garden in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Their parents came from Argentina in 2003. The cubs are wonders in more ways than one - not only are do they have white fur, they have been fed only on sheep milk as their mother did not have enough milk for them all.

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from TheMetaPicture.com

Black Lion Looks Amazing

Black Lion Looks Amazing - Hmmm. I'm not sure but he looks Photoshopped. If there is a melanistic lion like this out there, I would be appropriately amazed and astounded. Not to mention entirely in love.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 11 February 2010

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)

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Melanism Vs. Albinism (some of these are photoshopped, I'm sure, but there are several that appear not to be. An interesting phenomena for sure)
from TheMetaPicture.com

Melanism Vs. Albinism

Melanism Vs. Albinism (some of these are photoshopped, I'm sure, but there are several that appear not to be. An interesting phenomena for sure)

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from Oddee

10 Most Amazing Melanistic Animals

Sadly, for those hoping that these two photos therefore represented some major cryptozoological discovery, the reality, as is true ever more frequently nowadays, is that they are nothing more than Photoshopped images. (Link)

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from BuzzFeed Community

Community Post: 101 Cats Snuggling With Stuffed Animals

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Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

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