Thursday 6 October 2022 12:28 PM Rare black leopard, named Bagheera after the Jungle Book character, is spotted ... trends now
An extremely rare black leopard has been caught on camera in India's Peach National Park.
The big cat has been given the name Bagheera after the character from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Budding wildlife photographer Haritri Goswami snapped the young female black leopard on a trip to Peach National Park in Southern India.
The incredibly unique coat is understood to be a result of the melanin found in Bagheera's skin.
Bagheera is a rare melanistic leopard named after the character from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. The young leopard was pictured by Haritri Goswami in India in August
The budding wildlife photographer captured Bagheera climbing a tree in the southern Indian national park
Bagheera's unique colour is a due to the melanin found in her skin and fur
There is no difference between a black leopard and a black panther.
The black leopard could also be referred to as a black panther, as this is not a species but an umbrella term that simply refers to any big cat that has a black coat. Black panthers