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Black Jaguar


Black jaguar - Panthera onca

Black jaguar - Panthera onca

Photo © Ewan Chesser / iStockphoto.
In some cat species, a melanistic or black color morph appears on occasion in a wild population. Although these melanistic individuals may look quite different from their kin, they are color variations, not separate species. Examples of such melanistic individuals include black leopards and black jaguars. This picture shows a black jaguar.

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