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Please help. where are black panthers/jaguars/leopards in uk

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by claire bond, 15 Jul 2015.

  1. claire bond

    claire bond New Member

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    Hi. Can you please help. I'm a massive fan of the above and collect photos. Paintings. Plates. Jewellery. Even a tattoo of them and can watch them for hours. I've read there are 5 zoos in uk that have them. I believe exmoor, and Chester have some but where can I go and take lots of photos of them. Thank you in advance
     
  2. Johnny Morris.

    Johnny Morris. Well-Known Member

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    You've answered your question yourself, Exmoor and Chester..
    There's a private zoo not far from you that has an open day around September time that had a black leopard a few years ago. Don't know if it still does.
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    It certainly did as of September 2014.
     
  4. Arizona Docent

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    About three years ago I did a paid photo workshop at Wildlife Heritage Foundation (near Ashford). The session included time with a black jaguar and with a black leopard, the latter of which is the best photo of the species I have gotten. Not sure if they still have both cats. You will get fantastic photos, but the workshops are pricey (and they are not open to the public so that is the only way to see them).
     
  5. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Wingham had a black Jaguar when I was there in October 2014 and Thrigby Hall had a black leopard in 2013, but you may want to check that these are still at these places.
     
  6. banham.tiger

    banham.tiger Well-Known Member

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    Chester, thrigby hall, exmoor, wildlife heritage foundation and whingham.
     
  7. TeaLovingDave

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    And, as already noted above, Heythrop.
     
  8. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Never been there myself, but Drayton Manor had black leopard a few years ago, do they still have them?