Jinx the Black Leopard came to us amidst a four-year-long legal battle. He was seized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and temporarily housed at Big Cat Rescue for the duration of court proceedings. Little did we know, that would take nearly 4 very long years!
Jinx and other black leopards like him are often called Black Panthers. Since the 1960s, it has been considered politically incorrect to call a black cat a black panther. The big black cats are either black leopards or black jaguars and are not referred to by black panthers by anyone who knows anything about cats. You can learn more about why Black Panther’s do not exist here