Black panthers are big cats that are characterized by a coat of black fur or black spots which are just visible against dark background. They are more common in south-western China and south of Malaysia’s Isthmus of Kra than anywhere else in the world. Although the colloquial term, black panther, is used to refer to large felines, they are still wild animals who live in their natural habitat and have complex behavioral, social, nutritional and psychological needs. No matter how tame wild animals are, they are not pets, and they shouldn’t be treated as such.

However, sometimes, we realize that our black cats have in common with black panthers – their distant relatives in the wild. And in order to prove that, we collected some photos of these two animals to compare and then share with you. If you don’t believe, just take a look at 16 photos below, and we are sure that you will change your mind immediately. Scroll down to check for yourself!

They have fearsome fangs

They’re great athletes

…in more ways than one

They look fierce when on the prowl…

…or on the move…

…or just hanging out

Beware of sharp objects

But they also have a soft side

Do you think that black panthers are just XXXL sized black cats? Do you have a house panther or a black cat? Feel free to share your thoughts and your pics with us in comments below and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family members!

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