Have you heard of Bagheera, the black panther friend and protector to Mowgli, the feral child protagonist of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling? Does this black cat exist outside Kipling’s tale?
It does! Meet them deep inside the rainforest of the Tree Top Terrace!
Zoologically speaking, black panthers are actually melanistic leopards. Melanism refers to the condition of having darkened skin due to excessive production of the pigment melanin, usually resulting in the animal being entirely black.
Discover fun facts about black panthers, their diets, origin and habitat as you marvel into the Tree Top Terrace. Black panthers are sometimes hard to notice, so be sure to observe very closely!