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Black Leopard : a Rare Black Panther filmed in Kenya

A rare black Leopard is filmed in Kenya and for the first Time been photographed - according to scientists, for about 100 years. After the animal has been spotted in Laikipia in Central Kenya, the scientists Nicholas Pilfold by the Institute for Conservation Research at the San Diego Zoo in the past year, according to information from eight cameras in the area. So you were able to the female, therefore, five Times of that of films. "We have released the recordings to confirm that black leopards actually live here," said Pilfold of the German press Agency on Thursday.

The shots and another photo from 2007 are the first "in almost 100 years, confirm the existence of a black leopard in Africa, and the first in Kenya," the scientists write in the end of January published the study. In 2007, the photo had received, the scientists, and it will show a black leopard in a nearby nature reserve. There is, however, the Kenyan newspaper "Daily Nation", according to a further photo evidence in Africa, according to which in 2013 took one of their photographers, a picture of a black leopard in Kenya.

Typical spots with an infrared light confirmed

in addition to the recordings of the scientists Pilfold about the same time the photographer was able to shoot Burrard-Lucas photo of a black leopard in Laikipia. Before the recent shots, just a photo of a black leopard in Africa, was, according to the researchers, known: recorded in Ethiopia in the year 1909.

The term "black Panther" is used for any black big cats, such as leopards or jaguars. Black leopards are spotted in Africa only rarely. They are normal leopard with a genetic mutation that leads to significantly more black pigments are produced.

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A black Leopard, but as the traditional representative of its type also, the typical spots, they are not only usually see. By using infrared illumination were able to confirm the scientists in Kenya, that the sighted animal has, in fact, the pattern of a leopard, as it was called. (dpa)

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