..A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. In Latin America, wild 'black panthers' may be black jaguars. In Asia and Africa, black leopards, in Asia, possibly the very rare black tigers and in North America they may be black jaguars or possibly black cougars. Captive black panthers may be black jaguars, or more commonly black leopards..
The panther has over 500 voluntary muscles that they are capable of using at will. This reflects a great deal about an individual who has such animals as a totem. It reflects an ability to do a variety of tasks as he or she wills. It is simply a matter of deciding and putting to use those particular “muscles,” be they physical, mental, psychic, or spiritual.