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Rare black bobcat confirmed in Canada

A mysterious photo appeared on Facebook showing what looked to be a solid black bobcat caught in a snare and dispatched by a trapper. The photo came with no hints of time, place or other details and was being posted in various places disconnected from a source. You could not see the hands of the…

Florida panther sighted in the Everglades, deceptively dark

Very dark Florida panther sighted. Timeline Photos – Everglades National Park. On November 9th at 3:00 pm, park visitor Judith Haseitel was lucky enough to see a critically endangered Florida Panther while driving through Everglades National Park. The photos make it look unusually dark. But there has never been a documented melanistic puma/cougar. Therefore, it’s…

Black lions exist thanks to photo manipulation

In a fascinating post, Dr. Karl Shuker, zoologist, tracks down the origin of some dubious black lion photos circulating online and reveals photo hoaxes, mistakes and hopeful attempts. True black lions are probably just a fantasy. BLACK LIONS – MANIPULATION, MELANISM, AND MOZAICISM In recent weeks, two very stunning black lion photographs have been circulating…