From Latin panthera, although with more remote origin in the Greek language, panther It is a term used to name different types of big cats . In general, the concept allows us to refer to the Black Panther , a variation of the leopard or the jaguar.
However, there are many confusion About the notion In South America , it is mentioned as a panther Jaguar ; in North America , on the other hand, the word is more used to name the Cougar . In the rest of the world, on the other hand, the term is often used to refer to the leopard .
To add even more confusion, Panthera it is the gender of mammals belonging to the family Felidae , among which are the Jaguar , he leopard , he Tiger and the Lion . These four species have the anatomical structure necessary to roar.
Returning to what was said at the beginning of this article, the traditional Black Panther it is a variation of the leopard or jaguar caused by the melanism , which is an excess of pigmentation Dark in the animal.
The white panther , meanwhile, refers to leopards or jaguars that have this colour because of albinism, leucism or other genetic mutation.
Generally known as Lion, panthera leo is the animal popularly considered as King of the jungle and, after studying what the human being has managed to learn from this incredible mammal, it is not difficult to understand this statement.
It's about a animal Carnivore that has its habitat in Asia, South America and North Africa. Worldwide, it is the largest mammal after the tiger, and its weight can reach 250 kilos. Males and females are easily distinguished because the former have mane, whose length and color vary according to age, genetics, hormonal issues and wear.
Hunting is an almost exclusive activity of females, although the male is the first to eat and the rest of the pack must conform to their leftovers. The members of the panthera leo family are very strong and robust animals, so they base their feeding in buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, impalas and, although not very frequently, giraffes.
It is worth mentioning that lions and hyenas have a very particular rivalry, which has even been taken to the movies in movies like "The Lion King", since they usually follow them closely to try to take away their food; if a group of hyenas find a lion alone, he will be forced to give them his food.
With respect to its longevity, panthera leo begins to lose its strength around 10 years of age, depending on the degree of wear and tear that it has experienced and can live an average of 15 years. Dominant males can have a lifetime shorter than females, since when they reach old age they are usually expelled from their herd by a stronger one, or even die in the confrontation.
Although they do not usually appear in documentaries, there are white lions, whose skin It is lighter and her hair has a cream color because of a disorder known as leucism, equivalent to albinism in humans. It should be clarified that these are individuals who belong to the same species and who simply have a genetic alteration.
Panther it is also the name of an American band of rock heavy that dissolved in 2003 . Founded by the brothers Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott , the group achieved its maximum success after the incorporation of Phil Anselmo as a singer and creating themes like “Five minutes alone”, "Walk", “Fucking hostile” and “This love”.