Black panthers distinguish themselves by an unmatched ability and intelligence displayed in their hunting skills. They are successful hunters and easily adapt to diverse environments and various circumstances. Most black panthers hunt at night. They are masters of concealment and use every available rock, bush, or depression to hide themselves and get as close as possible to their prey. As they wait, they are silent and cautious. They sit perfectly still and blend in well with the background. When they stalk their prey, they walk silently and creep very close to them. As soon as they get close enough to their prey, they dash forward, leap on top of them, and grab the victim with their front paws. A black panther may also hide among tree leaves on a tree branch and drop down on top of the prey when they pass by. A black panther kills the victim by a single but fatal bite to the neck with its powerful jaws or by strangling the victim with its paws.