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A black panther was captured on camera in Kenya. It’s the first confirmed sighting of one in Africa in almost 100 years.
The story: The last documented black panther spotting in Africa occurred in Ethiopia in 1909. Despite the name, black panthers are actually a type of leopard — an extremely rare one that makes up only 11 percent of all leopard populations — Iliana Magra reported for The New York Times last week.