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Elusive black leopards captured on camera in Kenya

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Black leopard is seen in Lorok, Laikipia County, Kenya
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Rare black leopards have been seen in Central Kenya on remote camera footage belonging to San Diego Zoo Global over the past year.

Video shared by the organisation showed a male and a female specimen of the melanistic leopard.

The findings delighted researchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

"Regionally we've heard reports of black leopards living here in Kenya, but high-quality footage or imagery to support these observations has always been missing," said Nicholas Pilfold, a San Diego Zoo Global scientist.