Fight in the Wild Series: Black Panther Vs Cheetah

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This is the part 8 of fight in the wild series. The last part was a Honey Badger victory over King Cobra.

The 6th part was a battle of the mighty Elephant and Rhino. Part 5 was a wild, wild fight between Western Lowland Gorilla Vs Grizzly Bear. The first part involved a fighting Cheetah Vs African Lion whereas in the second part, we Spotted Hyena wrestled Grey Wolf. The third part was king of a stalemate between Hippopotamus and Bull Shark.

The fourth part was a troubled Eagle victory against the larger Vulture.

Today we have Black Panther taking on Cheetah.

Let’s first start with the features and attributes of Black Panther:

  1. A black panther is the melanistic colour variant of any Panthera, mainly of the leopard in Asia and Africa, and the jaguar in the Americas.
  2. Frequency of melanism appears to be 11% over the leopard’s range. Wikipedia’s Data on the distribution of leopard populations implies that melanism occurs in five subspecies in the wild: Javan leopard, African leopard, Indian leopard, Indochinese leopard, Sri Lankan leopard. Black leopards are common in the equatorial rainforest of the Malay Peninsula and the tropical rainforest on the slopes of some African mountains such as Mount Kenya. Melanistic leopards are common in Java, and are reported from densely forested areas in southwestern Myanmar, Nepal, China, Assam and some parts of southern India where they may be more in quantity than spotted leopards.
  3. Black Panther is very powerful and one of the strongest climbers of all known felines belong to the big cat family.
  4. Unlike leopards and jaguars Panthers don’t have any spot on their body or tail, instead, they have smooth shiny skin.
  5. They are quite fit and are the fierce runner, they are one of the fastest species on earth.
  6. They have sharpest nails in the animal kingdom and powerful paws that they use for hunting.
  7. They have green eyes that often shines in the dark.

Next is Cheetah:

  1. Cheetah is a humongous cat native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph), and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail.
  2. Cheetahs typically reach 67–94 cm (26–37 in) at the shoulder, and the head-and-body length is between 1.1 and 1.5 m (3.6 and 4.9 ft). Adults typically weigh between 20 and 65 kg (44 and 143 lb). Its head is small, rounded, and has a short snout and black tear-like facial streaks. The coat is typically tawny to creamy white or pale buff and is mostly covered with evenly spaced, solid black spots. Four subspecies are recognised.
  3. The cheetah is a lightly built, spotted cat characterised by a small rounded head, a short snout, black tear-like facial streaks, a deep chest, long thin legs and a long tail. Its slender, canine form is highly adapted for speed, and contrasts sharply with the robust build of the big cats.
  4. The head is small and more rounded compared to other big cats. The ears are small, short and rounded; they are tawny at the base and on the edges and marked with black patches on the back. The eyes are set high and have round pupils. The whiskers, shorter and fewer than those of other felids, are fine and inconspicuous. The pronounced tear streaks (or malar stripes), unique to the cheetah, originate from the corners of the eyes and run down the nose to the mouth. The role of these streaks is not well understood – they may protect the eyes from the sun’s glare (a helpful feature as the cheetah hunts mainly during the day), or they could be used to define facial expressions.

Let the battle begin:

Cheetah and Black Panthers are technically same other than the body colour and stripes. However, the black panther has an added advantage here, other than the dark and mystical colour: it’s nails. In a one on one battle during the dark, Black Panther would be able to perform its first move and clinically hurt Cheetah to a point of no return. During the day time, the battle will be of similar intensity and one can say it is only up to fate that who will win. Both of them belongs to the same family so obviously will have the same power in their blood. Although both have some distinct characteristics that make them different from others. Both have astounding and enormous features on one side Cheetah is the fastest runner on the other side panther is blessed with the black colour that helps it to hide and attack. It will be a stalemate during the day time, but Black Panther will win in the night.

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