Extinct black panther rediscovered in Sri Lanka. It was found in forest of adem's peak.
It is believed that the distinction feature of the black panther was raised from a colour mutation.
They are known as melanistic, which means they have a genetic mutation that gives them unusually high levels of the pigment melanin, making their fur jet black with subtle spots. Melanism is essentially the opposite of albinism which causes very pale coloration due to a lack of pigment.
Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, "Sacred Footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.