THE BLACK LEOPARD HAS A UNIQUE PATTERN ON THE SKIN. BUT WE DON’T SEE IT

Black leopard, which is also called a black Panther – cat (usually a leopard or Jaguar), which are clearly visible traces of melanism, which is manifested in the presence of a black color.the-black-leopard1

Similar coloration is typical of leopards that live in some tropical forests, where vegetation density flows there is little sunlight. In such places, for hundreds of years, the survival advantage is received individuals with dark color, gradually forming a separate group.the-black-leopard-3

In our day, black leopards, like many other species of animals under threat of extinction. Most black leopards inhabit the forests of Malaysia up to 50% of the world population. It is very important to keep an accurate inventory of animals to enhance their security and assist them if necessary.

But if you identify a normal leopard is not difficult – will help a unique combination of spots on his pelt, easily distinguishable by the human vision – the identification of the black leopard is a significant problem, despite the fact that drawing in certain parts of the body is visible.

the-black-leopard-4Anyway, this was the case until, until one of cat was not detected by camera night surveillance, filmed in the infrared spectrum. It turned out that on the skin of a black leopard there are numerous spots that human vision can’t discern.

the-black-leopard-5the-black-leopard-6the-black-leopard-7 Further studies of black leopards with the help of infrared cameras showed that any of the black leopards on the skin has its own unique pattern, differing only in brightness.

Now with the help of infrared cameras, biologists can easily identify a particular specimen, caught in the frame.

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