black panther

black panther animal habitat Interesting Information about black coat

What is a black panther? black leopard Panthera pardus Class  Mammalia Diet Ungulates, monkeys, snakes, rodents  B?Territory Africa and Asia Lifespan  10-12 years Adult weight  30-65kg (65-145lb) Habitats Forests, swamplands, grasslands Family Felidae Shape:  Big cats Size: Body: 4.25 to 6.25ft; Tail: 3.5 to 4.4ft Natural Habitat: Rainforest, woodlands, marshland, swamps, deserts and mountains Other Name  Black Panther, Black Leopard, Black Jaguar Conservation status NEAR THREATENED The term ‘black panther’ refers to any big cat with a black coat. In India, there are no jaguars or pumas, therefore Bagheera must be a leopard. The spotted and dark varieties of leopard are the same species, and

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The Sleepy Sloth Bear

The sleepy sloth bear The easy-going character from Kipling’s Jungle Book is thought to be an Indian sloth bear, but how similar is the character of  Baloo to its real life counterpart? SLOTH BEAR Melursus ursinus Class Mammalia Territory India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan Diet Ants, termites, honey Lifespan 20-30 years Adult weight 80-145kg (175- 320lb) Common Name English Sloth Bear French Ours lippu de l’Inde, Ours prochile lippu Spanish Oso Perezoso The real Jungle Book Baloo spends his days lazily meandering through the jungle, feasting on  fancy ants’ and rejoicing about the bare necessities. This is not too far off the life of

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