Black Panther or Black Leopard is a color variant of spotted Indian leopards, reported from densely forested areas of south India, mostly from the state of Karnataka. The Melanistic leopards also known as the ghost of the forest is not so commonly found in dense tropical rain forest of Karnataka, Kerala and Assam.
How many black leopards are there in India?
In 2015, 7,910 leopards were estimated to live in and around tiger habitat in India; about 12,000 to 14,000 leopards were speculated to live in the entire country.
Population in India.
Where are Black Panther animals found in India?
Black Panthers in India
- Kabini Nagarhole National Park (Approx. 240 km from Bangalore)
- Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve (Approx. 410 km from Bangalore)
- Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Approx. 275 km from Bangalore) and.
- Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary (Approx. 420 km from Bangalore)
Do black lions exist in the wild?
People have been claiming to see black Lions for some time, but more likely they are seeing a Black Panther (Panthera pardus), which is simply a melanistic African Leopard (or a melanistic Jaguar (Panthera onca) if seen in the Americas). There is actually no such thing as a black Lion.