Black Panther Facts: 13 Facts about Black Panthers

  • panther /ˈpænθə $ -ər/ a large wild animal that is black and a member of the cat family
  • He was cat-cautious, lithe as a panther, and thoroughly at home.
  • inhabit /ɪnˈhæbɪt/ if animals or people inhabit an area or place, they live there SYN live
  • The woods are inhabited by many wild animals.
  • rain forest /ˈreɪnfɒrɪst $ -fɔː-, -fɑː-/ a tropical forest with tall trees that are very close together, growing in an area where it rains a lot
  • the destruction of the rain forest
  • swamp /swɒmp $ swɑːmp/ land that is always very wet or covered with a layer of water
  • the soft, swampy ground
  • savanna/savannah /səˈvænə/ a large flat area of grassy land, especially in Africa
  • This probably also occurred in the drier types of forest and savanna.
  • species /ˈspiːʃiːz/ a group of animals or plants whose members are similar and can breed together to produce young animals or plants
  • Seven species of birds of prey have been observed.
  • habitat /ˈhæbətæt/ the natural home of a plant or animal
  • watching monkeys in their natural habitat
  • environmental /ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmentl◂/ concerning or affecting the air, land, or water on Earth
  • the environmental damage caused by the chemical industry
  • pollution /pəˈluːʃən/ the process of making air, water, soil etc dangerously dirty and not suitable for people to use, or the state of being dangerously dirty
  • California’s tough anti-pollution laws
  • jaguar /ˈdʒæɡjuə $ ˈdʒæɡwɑːr/ a large South American wild cat with brown and yellow fur with black spots
  • This region of unusual geological features is home to a number of endangered species, including ocelot and jaguar.
  • leopard /ˈlepəd $ -ərd/ a large animal of the cat family, with yellow fur and black spots, which lives in Africa and South Asia
  • But we also saw all kinds of animals, like monkeys, parrots, deer, and even a leopard.
  • cougar /ˈkuːɡə, -ɡɑː $ -ɡər, -ɡɑːr/ a large brown wild cat from the mountains of western North America and South America SYN mountain lion
  • In California, cougars routinely are killed when deemed a danger to people or livestock.
  • carnivore /ˈkɑːnəvɔː $ ˈkɑːrnəvɔːr/ an animal that eats flesh
  • A first distinction is between herbivores and carnivores.
  • reptile /ˈreptaɪl $ ˈreptl/ a type of animal, such as a snake or lizard, whose body temperature changes according to the temperature around it, and that usually lays eggs to have babies
  • Both amphibians and reptiles are paralyzed by cold, and are therefore confined to the temperate zones and tropics.
  • solitary /ˈsɒlətəri $ ˈsɑːləteri/ doing something without anyone else with you
  • a long, solitary walk
  • mate /meɪt/ if animals mate, they have sex to produce babies
  • It’s quite common for male birds to mate with several females.
  • gestation /dʒeˈsteɪʃən/ the process by which a child or young animal develops inside its mother’s body before birth, or the period of time when this happens → pregnancy
  • The gestation period of a horse is about 11 months.
  • cub /kʌb/ the baby of a wild animal such as a lion or a bear
  • a five-month-old lion cub
  • fur /fɜː $ fɜːr/ the thick soft hair that covers the bodies of some animals, such as cats, dogs, and rabbits
  • the skin of a dead animal with the fur still attached
  • hunt /hʌnt/ to chase animals and birds in order to kill or catch them
  • the slopes where I hunted deer as a kid
  • prey /preɪ/ an animal, bird etc that is hunted and eaten by another animal OPP predator
  • a tiger stalking its prey
  • paw /pɔː $ pɒː/ an animal’s foot that has nails or claws
  • a lion’s paw
  • claw /klɔː $ klɒː/ a sharp curved nail on an animal, bird, or some insects
  • The cat dug his claws into my leg.
  • leap /liːp/ to increase quickly and by a large amount
  • He leapt 27 places to second spot.
  • captivity /kæpˈtɪvəti/ when a person or animal is kept in a prison, cage etc and not allowed to go where they want OPP freedom
  • The hostages were released from captivity.
  • conceal /kənˈsiːl/ hide
  • depression /dɪˈpreʃən/ a part of a surface that is lower than the other parts
  • depressions in the ground
  • stalk /stɔːk $ stɒːk/ to follow a person or animal quietly in order to catch and attack or kill them
  • We know the rapist stalks his victims at night.
  • creep /kriːp/ to move in a quiet, careful way, especially to avoid attracting attention
  • Johann would creep into the gallery to listen to the singers.
  • dash /dæʃ/ to go or run somewhere very quickly
  • Olive dashed into the room, grabbed her bag, and ran out again.
  • fatal /ˈfeɪtl/ resulting in someone’s death
  • potentially fatal diseases
  • jaw /dʒɔː $ dʒɒː/ one of the two bones that your teeth are in
  • an animal with two rows of teeth in its lower jaw
  • strangle /ˈstræŋɡəl/ to kill someone by pressing their throat with your hands, a rope etc
  • The victim had been strangled with a belt.

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