Black Panther are strong Treasure Guardians featured in Age of Empires III. They are usually found in groups of two near treasures, but sometimes more. Two Monks or one Explorer are enough to eliminate them but they can cause great damage to units.
"Scientific Name: Panthera pardus
Approx. Size: 132 lb. (male); 88 lb. (female)
Diet: Large and small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, domesticated animals
The black panther is one of the largest and most agile of the big cats, and boasts the greatest geographic range. It is found in Africa south of the Sahara, as well as in parts of North Africa, the Middle East, India, Asia, and Indonesia. The panther also lived in Europe until around 11,000 years ago, up to the end of the last ice age.
The body of a black panther is a perfect combination of the speed and grace of the smaller cats coupled with the strength and endurance of the big cats. A solitary, nocturnal creature, the black panther hunts my sneaking up on its prey and then striking with a powerful bite.
Up until the twentieth century, many believed that the black panther and the leopard were two separate species, but they aren’t – the black panther is actually a leopard. Nevertheless, most people still refer to black leopards as “black panthers.”"