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this is the first confirmed sighting of a rat African Black Panther in nearly a century research is from the San Diego zoo was studying ordinary leopards in Kenya's like keep the account see when the elusive cat made its debut black leopards which also could pump says carried gene mutation that makes that coats black box the infrared cameras used by the team help show off their spots British wildlife photographer will bow at Lucas also captured the creature nearby collectively these are being called the first confirmed images from Africa and nearly one hundred years Nicolas pilfered from the San Diego team explains why there's such a special find this is really important for the conservation of leopards in this area because it suggests the lepers in this region maybe unique and special genetically we don't see black leopards anywhere further south of Kenya we've only seen them here in Kenya and we've had reports in Ethiopia so this suggests that there's a lot of conservation value here in protecting what may be a very special sub species of upper San Diego Z. says scientists hottest seems that black coach could be explained by evolution away to camouflage them from predators bought this new discovery in an open arid habitats could change what scientists know about the pumps and offer clues about the secretive animal