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Black jaguars and spotted jaguars are the same species. The dark coat of black jaguars occurs because of melanism—a greater-than-average deposition of black pigment. Some melanistic jaguars have visible spots while other... More »

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The only animals on record to eat jaguars are humans. Most hunting of jaguars is done to protect livestock or to take jaguar fur and other body parts for sale on the black market, but jaguar meat is occasionally eaten in... More »

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Jaguars live in both the Amazon rain forest and the Atlantic rain forest. These two forests extend throughout South and Central America. However, jaguars also range free in North America, all the way up to parts of Arizo... More »

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Panther is a broad term referring to any black big-cat species, but most commonly leopards and jaguars. Depending on their continental location, leopards eat deer, monkeys, wildebeest and rodents, while jaguars hunt for ... More »

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The black panther, a term that encompasses black leopards and black jaguars, lives mainly in areas with dense rain forests. Black leopards live in Africa, Central Asia, India and China while black jaguars are found in La... More »

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Some interesting and important facts about leopards include that there are nine subspecies of leopards, and it is recognized as one of the four big cats along with tigers, lions and jaguars. Leopards are nocturnal and so... More »

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While other species of cat (most famously, leopards) can and do have solid black fur, as of 2014, there are no confirmed reports of black lions. One popular alleged photograph of a black lion, dating from 2012, is actual... More »

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