Published On : Wed, Jun 6th, 2018

Black panther spotted again in Tadoba Kolsa range

Image Credit : Swethakumar Rangarao

Nagpur/Tadoba: A rare black panther was spotted at the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra recently. When a Belgian diplomat and his family spotted the wild animal at Shivanzari in Kolsa range of the reserve, and clicked pictures.

Belgian trade commissioner Jean-Francois Aernouts first sighted the Black Panther at a waterhole in Kolsa range.

Today on June 6 Swethakumar Rangarao, a tourist spotted Black panther in the same Kolsa range of Tadoba.

Excited Swethakumar posted Images of his facebook page with Caption:

It’s no illusion it’s real and the Kolsa Black panther is here to stay .

6 th June2018 an unforgettable day in my life.
Kolsa range Tadoba


* Black panther in Asia and Africa is actually the black leopard (Panthera pardus), and the one in the US is black jaguar (Panthera onca)

* A black panther is the same species as a normal-colored panther with a high amount of pigment (melanin) causing the animal to appear to be black. Melanism occurs because of a recessive gene mutation.

* The condition is caused by agouti gene which regulates distribution of black pigment within the hair shaft.