I’m a black panther in the Lincoln Park Zoo,
strong and powerful. The black panther is unique
because few animals are perfectly black.
The black panther is a huge cat whose color
provides good camouflage at night, so it can catch
its prey and avoid dangerous enemies.
My brothers and sisters live in rainforests in Africa.
Please help the black panther—it’s trying to do
its job of being a part of nature.
above: Black Panther by Tōshi Yoshida. Woodblock Print. 1987.