Melanistic Bengals resemble exotic Black Panthers, a commonly used name
for a black (melanistic) color variant of several species of wild
cats, and remind us of the beautiful, wild panthers. 



Melanistic Leopard Cub

Melanistic Bengal Kitten


In cats, melanism results in the fur of the animal being very dark or black on
color.  In many cases, the usual markings of the animal can be faintly seen
through the dark fur, especially at certain angles in bright sunlight. 


Melanistic Leopards