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Camera spots Kenya’s rare black panther

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By ITN News Editor February 14, 2019 13:55

Camera spots Kenya’s rare black panther

Images of a rare African black leopard have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years.British wildlife photographer, Will Burrard-Lucas, set up specialised equipment to capture the leopard in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in January.Black leopards – or panthers – carry a gene mutation for “melanism” that makes their coats black, but the night-time infrared cameras used by Burrard-Lucas can reveal their spots.While he was capturing stills, researchers from San Diego Zoo Global studying leopards in the area set up remote video cameras nearby, publishing their findings in the African Journal of Ecology.Burrard-Lucas heard from a friend that a black leopard had been spotted in the area and, after contacting the landowners, headed off to set out his cameras near the animal’s tracks.

The discovery of a black leopard in a open, arid habitat in Kenya raises questions about that theory, however. Using his own-branded “Camtraptions” equipment set up for several days, a motion sensor wirelessly triggered flashes and a high-quality DSLR camera.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 14, 2019 13:55
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