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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:28 AM

You Must See This Incredibly Rare Black Leopard Caught on Camera in Kenya



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MICHELLE STARR 14 FEB 2019

On shadowy paws in the dark of the night, the rare black leopard is rarely seen by human eyes. But now its breathtaking beauty has been captured in exquisite detail, thanks to trail cams and camera traps set up in Laikipia County in Kenya.

San Diego Zoo caught the gorgeous animal on remote video cameras set up to try and understand the population dynamics of leopards in the region.

"Regionally we've heard reports of black leopards living here in Kenya, but high-quality footage or imagery to support these observations has always been missing," said carnivore biologist Nicholas Pilfold of San Diego Zoo Global.

"That's what we've provided here with our cameras, and now we're able to confirm what has been long suspected about black leopards living in Laikipia County."

More:
https://www.sciencealert.com/look-at-this-incredibly-rare-black-leopard-caught-on-camera-in-kenya

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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:48 AM

1. Rarer than Snow Leopards.

Beautiful big cats.

Hope some jerky trophy hunter doesn't find them.

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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:58 AM

2. ...

Gorgeous big kitty..
It amazes me how there are still mysterious animals and places on Earth where humans haven't fucked things up.

What a majestic kitteh...

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