Compared to lions and tigers, leopards have been built small by nature. They are barely one-fourth the size of their cousins the lions and the tigers. In India, there are three races of leopards namely, the common leopard, the snow leopard, and the clouded leopard. Black panther most sought after by wildlife lovers is not a separate race but its black color is due to excess melanin or the black pigment.
It is reported that no more than twelve thousand leopards may be surviving in India, and due to its proximity to human habitations is under greater threat of extinction. The feline is a master of survival, and ventures too close to small towns and villages in search of small prey. This behavior is leading to many of them being killed by humans because of threat perception.
The black and white is the tail DerdriuMarriner/
Black Panther, snow leopard, and clouded leopard stand out in appearance while the common leopards all Look Alike.
Your second and third in-text images are of a Kabini leopard sentient.
What is the black-and-white component draped diagonally across her/his body in the second in-text image?
That same black-and-white cylinder looks like a tail in the third in-text image where the leopard sentient makes eye contact while hunkered down over a water source!
Is there a noticeable variation in color where some stand out from the others?