There is one thing common between Marvel’s character Black Panther and animal Black Panther. Like the kingdom of Black Panther is hidden from real world in the film, black panthers are also a rare species and have not been seen for many years. But recently in rare incident, a Black Panther was spotted in reality.
According to New York Times, Institute for Conservation Research of the San Diego Zoo Global and the Loisaba Conservancy in Kenya has confirmed the existence of Black Panther. As a proof, the institute has shared a video in which a black panther was captured on camera. Have a look at the video below.
The interesting fact is that the animal was spotted in Africa, which is also the home of Wakanda – the kingdom of Black Panther – in Marvel films. Elaborating more about the video, researcher Nicholas Pilfold told New York Times, “For the past year we at @sandiegozoo have been collecting videos of black leopards as part of our ongoing leopard conservation work in Laikipia County, Kenya. And we recently published our findings.”
“Black panthers are uncommon, only about 11% of leopards globally are black. But black panthers in Africa are extremely rare. Our new paper confirms black leopards living in Laikipia County, Kenya, and our observations in the paper are collectively the first confirmed cases in Africa in nearly 100 years. It is certain black panthers have been there all along, but good footage that could confirm it has always been absent until now,” he further added.