UK Photographer Captures Elusive Black Leopard in Kenya

A wildlife photographer from the United Kingdom has captured images of a black leopard in Kenya. Reports that this was the first photographic evidence of a black leopard in 100 years have caused controversy in the country, and the photographer Wil Burrard Lucas has responded, saying he believes they are the first "high-quality camera trap photographs". (AllAfrica's original headline on this group of media has been changed.)

On the night of the full moon, the black leopard reappeared.

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This black leopard, called Bagheera, was spotted at Ol-Jogi Game Reserve in Laikipia on August 27, 2013. A similar panther was documented near Loisaba Conservancy in 2018.


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