8 Pawsitively Fascinating Facts About Black Cats 

Symbol of Protection: In ancient Egyptian mythology, black cats were considered sacred and were believed to bring protection and good fortune.

Not a Single Breed: Black cats can belong to various breeds, and their coat color is determined by genetics.

Melanistic Panthers: Black panthers, which can be jaguars or leopards, are not a separate species but rather melanistic (excess melanin) forms of these big cats 

Adoption Challenges: Black cats are often less likely to be adopted from animal shelters due to superstitions and misconceptions about their bad luck.

Variety of Eye Colors: Black cats can have a variety of eye colors, including copper, green, yellow, and even blue. This diversity adds to their unique beauty.

Crossing Paths: In some European cultures, black cats were believed to bring good fortune, especially if one crossed your path.

Natural UV Protection: Black cat fur contains more melanin, which provides protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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