Black Panther

laureenr

Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Available
    Products
    9
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 18

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Taken at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Gauteng.
Taken at the Lion and Rhino Nature Reserve.
Black Panther: This is a generic term commonly used to describe big black cats, obviously because one biological classification of wild cats is genus Panthera. This includes Lions, Leopards, Snow leopards, Jaguars, Tigers, Cheetahs and even Sabre-Toothed Tigers. So in actuality there is no one distinct species of wild cat called a Black Panther. Big cats described as Black Panthers are most likely either Leopards, or possibly a Jaguar or Mountain Lion (also known as Puma or Cougar) with Melanistic coloration.
The term Melanistic is derived from the word ‘melanin’, a dark coloured skin and hair pigment, resultant from a recessive gene which may be present in either, or both parents.

Artwork Comments

  • naturelover
  • laureenr
  • CJTill
  • laureenr
  • sfmilner
  • laureenr
  • Cherubtree
  • laureenr
  • Andrew Paranavitana
  • laureenr
  • INERVISIONS
  • laureenr
  • Vicki Ferrari
  • laureenr
  • Petra Pinn
  • laureenr
  • BigCatPhotos
  • laureenr
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.