|Book Universe||The Saga of Darren Shan|
|First Book Appearance||"The Lake of Souls"|
The panther is a black beast that hunted in the jungle in the future wasteworld. It is known to be very clever as it tricked Darren and Harkat into moving out of cover to check the trap they had set (which was a hole with sharpened sticks in it) and found that there was a baboon that the panther had thrown down there. It then pounced. After a short fight, the panther and Harkat fell down the hole and the panther was killed with Harkat falling on top of it, surviving. They pulled the panther out to find that it had a map on its under belly and letters on its teeth, one of which was hollow.