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"Racing Stripes"  The King Cheetah has a recessive fur pattern mutation. First discovered in Zimbabwe in 1926, this very rare animal has been seen in the wild only 6 times.  About 10K years ago, the population of cheetahs plummeted, perhaps to a single pregnant female worldwide. Modern cheetahs are so genetically similar as to be virtual clones, making this novel coat pattern all the more interesting.

Driving Question - Why do King Cheetahs have different markings, and how? Why is it rare? King Cheetah - The difference between a normal spotted cheetah (left) and a rare king cheetah (right) is a mutation in a single gene.

Black Leopard | the black panther is a melanistic variant of other cats like the ...

Science Fact of the Day 6.5.12

A BLACK LEOPARD --notice you can see the leopard markings. A "black panther" is not its own species—it's an umbrella term that refers to any big cat with a black coat. Cats called Black Panthers have spots too, they are just harder to see.

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"Racing Stripes" The King Cheetah has a recessive fur pattern mutation. First discovered in Zimbabwe in 1926, this very rare animal has been seen in the wild only 6 times.

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"Racing Stripes" The King Cheetah has a recessive fur pattern mutation. First discovered in Zimbabwe in this very rare animal has been seen in the wild only 6 times. Photo by: Steve Jurvetson One of my favorite animals in the whole world is cheetah.

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