Leopard and Black Panther. A Black Panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black Panthers in Asia and Africa are Leopards. Black panthers in the Americas are Black Jaguars.
This is the remarkable moment when a tiger bowed its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels noticed the Golden Bengal Tiger had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure.