.~Black panthers are powerful, intelligent, and exotic animals. The black panther’s habitats include the rainforest, marshland, woodlands, swamps, savannahs, & even mountains and deserts. They are also able to live in human-populated areas more effectively than any other big cats if they have to. (Big Cats) http://dunway.us~.
Before the Sahara became a desert, it was home to many savanna animals, including the giraffe. People began to paint and etch the Sahara's animals in desert rock about 12,000 years ago. Archaeologists estimate that the oldest remaining pictures date back to 6500 B.C.