African black leopard photographed for the first time in 110 years

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Wildlife officials were able to capture rare footage of a wild animal in Africa that hasn’t been photographed in more than 100 years.

The San Diego Zoo recently shared the photo of a rare black leopard.

Biologists shot footage of the big cat walking majestically in Kenya and say it’s the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909.

The leopard’s coat color is pitch black as a result of a gene mutation and although its coat appears black during the day, its rosette patterns are visible at night through infrared imagery.

There have been other reported sightings of the animal, sometimes called the Black Panther.