'Panther's Pride Maquette'
H 11in x W 11in x D 7in
Although it is just the melanistic (dark) variety of the spotted leopard, the black panther's shadowy presence carries an aura of mystery, stealth and power all its own. This tender rendition of a month panther and her cub show another side of the mighty hunter: the maternalistic care she lavishes on her young, and the cub's obvious bonding with his mother, upon whom he will be dependent until adolescence. The mother's face projects not only her concern for the protection and nurturing of her offspring, to which she is totally committed, but also shows her obvious pride in the cub that she has produced and is successfully raising.