An animalís habitat is the place where its basic needs for food, water, shelter, and reproduction are met. Black panthers are adapted to living in a wide variety of habitats within their range. The black pantherís habitats include the rainforest, marshland, woodlands, swamps, savannahs, and even mountains and deserts.
One of the reasons that black panthers are able to live in such variety of habitats is that they can eat many types of animals. Their food includes various species of mammals, reptiles, and birds, all of which live in different habitats. They are also able to live in human-populated areas more effectively than any other big cats if they have to.
Black panthers, both black leopards and black jaguars, are found mainly in dense rainforest areas. The dark coat of black panthers provides good camouflage at night or in dense forest areas. Such camouflage helps them to avoid dangerous enemies and to stalk and approach their prey without being noticed. These areas do not attract human dwellers or even hunters.
Black panthers can survive only in natural communities which provide good habitat areas for them; however, the black panthers' habitats and natural communities are threatened by human beings and environmental deterioration.