Black Leopard

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Black Leopard

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Character Data
Japanese Name: クロヒョウ
Romanised Name: Kuro Hyō
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Panthera pardus
Distribution: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 12-17 years
Read More: Black Leopard
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 VU.svg.png
Black Leopard Anime Festival Pavilion Nexon Game Stage Play

Black Leopard is a type of Friend who appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game, and made a brief cameo in the anime series.

Appearance

Black Leopard has yellow green eyes, with long black hair that it's arranged in thin twin-tails. She has a pair of pointy animal ears and a long tail, befitting the characteristics of the real animal species. Her full attire is black in color, and is comprised of a shirt, a ribbon tie, long gloves, a small circular skirt, leggings and lace-up boots.

In Real Life

A ferocious black leopard.

Confusingly, the black leopard is also known as a black panther in real life. The name 'black panther' does not refer to an individual species, but is instead a terminology for identifying any big cat which has been tinted black by a melanistic trait. So far, the only 'black panthers' in the wild are leopards and jaguars. Despite their odd color, black panthers don't differ from their normal counterparts.

The reason for the black leopard's odd color is due to a process called melanism, where the dark color skin pigment melanin is overdeveloped. This increase of melanin gives the animal a dark black color. This is a relatively common variance in leopards, occuring in 11% of the total population. Despite the fact their body seems completely black, a black leopard's spots are still present. While tricky to see, they become quite obvious should the sunlight catch their fur at the right angle.

There is a misconception that black leopards are more advantageous at hunting that normal leopards. People claim that, due to their black fur, it makes it easier for them to camouflage themselves at night. The truth is, big cats are more opportunistic hunters than nocturnal ones, and will seek our pray come day or night. During the day, a solid black leopard stands out amongst the greenery and grass far more than a regular leopard.

Trivia

  • It is rumored that a black leopard currently prowls the countrysides of England, with some eyewitness videos giving some validity to this claim.

References

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150116-black-animals-cats-leopards-science-jaguars-genetics/

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