In I’s Tadoba-Andhari National Park, an exceedingly elusive black leopard was identified. Anurag Gawande, a 24-year-old wildlife photographer, recorded the incredible image. Anurag witnessed the melanistic leopard trying to cross a road in pursuit of a deer earlier this year while on safari.
The lucky photographer saw the rare wild cat from a distance of less than 30 feet. When he saw such a stunning creature, the 24-year-old naturally had difficulty believing what he was watching. The man added that it was unexpected since they anticipated to see a tiger, but instead saw a black leopard ambling along the pavement.
Anurag, on the other hand, stated that he had spotted the uncommon species twice in less than a year. He felt the same excitement while watching it, but this time he was aware of the occasion. They kept their automobile turned off and at a safe enough distance for it to remain still.
Anurag remembered the remarkable experience, adding that they were following a tiger but heard a deer shout and then saw Black leopard on Tadoba Lake. It was lying on the street. It then noticed the deer and launched an unsuccessful attack on it. According to Anurag, that was the only black leopard in Tadoba Park.
According to experts, 11% of leopards are born with unusual pigmentation, making them an extremely rare sight. Melanistic animals, in addition to leopards, include tigers, foxes, and even penguins. Melanism occurs as a result of skin pigmentation, as opposed to albinism, which is defined by a lack of skin pigmentation!