National Geographic : 1943 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting byWalter A.Weber Under Their Skins, Battling Spots and Blackie Are Common Leopards-They CouldBe from the Same Litter The misnamed black panther is a melano or "black sheep" of this leopard family. Even he has faint spots. Bothheand histawny kinare, pound forpound, the most destructive of feline killers. They weigh 100 to 140 pounds. Felis pardus roams Africa and warmer Asia. HeisnotanAmerican.