Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mystery cat from India

Black leopards are known from India, but wildlife officials are not sure that's what they captured on film recently. The animal is being referred to as a "black panther," with one expert making it clear that was meant as a generic term for a large black feline, species unknown. The animal is in the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh, and forestry personnel there, along with experts from the Wildlife Institute of India, will be going back to get a closer look at the enigmatic cat.


Vinod Mahadevan said...

It would be great if it turns out to be a Jaguar...that would be an addition to the list of Great wild Cats of India along with Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Snow Leopards & Clouded Leopards....aprt from other smaller cats like Caracal and Leopard Cat

Matt Bille said...

It would be exciting for it to be another species, but I have not read any news since the original report. Thanks for commenting!