Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya.
The media coverage of a sighting of a rare black leopard in Kenya has led to accusations of double standards after reports said it was the first sighting in 100 years.
“Collectively these are the first confirmed images in nearly 100 years of a black leopard in Africa,” said researcher Nicholas Pilfold of the pictures taken by British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas.
However, an influential Kenyan tweeter pointed out that Kenyan photojournalist Phoebe Okall had taken a picture of a black panther in 2013.
While there have been previous reports of sightings of black leopards in Africa — they’re also known as black panthers — the new images offer important confirmation. “It is likely that black leopards have been living in Kenya all along, it is only that high-quality imagery to confirm it has been missing until now