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Black Panther

A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of ANY PANTHERA SPECIES. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus). Black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars (Panthera onca). - via Amazing Wildlife

On Sun, March 6, 2011, the US Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the eastern cougar extinct. A large and elusive tawny wild cat that once prowled wilderness in 21 states, has been on the endangered species list since 1973, but likely has been extinct since the 1930s. And in fact, there is no conclusive evidence that the animal even existed at all.

detlaphiltdic-US Officials declare Eastern Cougar extinct. detlaphiltdic Sunday, March 2011 U. officials declare eastern cougar extinct The eastern cougar,(left) a large and elusive tawny wild cat that once prowled over wilderness in 21 states,