Despite the fact that black panthers are in smaller population, the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka has met with a whole black panther family of four (male, female and two cubs) in Adam’s peak. Among the eight main panther species, Sri Lankan panther has their importance for being unique and rare in population, and within that black panther are further important.
They differ from others by their colour and mutation. They have a much more cautious lifestyle. Unfortunately sometime back there was a black panther found dead in a hunting trap set in Mawuldeniya, Pitadeniya and was considered as the last of its kind. Its body was preserved at the Girithale, Wildlife museum.
However having discovered these new black cats raises the hope of preserving them. This is super interesting news for anyone who’d be interested in wildlife and care for them.