Listen to this article DNA Evidence Confirms The Existence Of Big Cats In The Countryside
A new documentary produced by Dragonfly Films, titled “Panthera Britannia Declassified,” investigates claims of big cat sightings in Britain. The production team has secured DNA evidence of the existence of black panthers and other big cats, shedding light on an elusive mystery that has been the subject of much speculation for decades.
Discovery of Black Hair Sample
The team made a breakthrough discovery when they found a sample of black hair caught on a barbed wire fence on a farm in Gloucestershire, where some unusual predatory activity had occurred. They also captured video footage of a large black animal only a few miles away from the location where the hair sample was obtained.
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
Forensic experts were able to analyze the hair sample using mitochondrial DNA analysis to ascertain the species. The analysis revealed a 99% match to a big cat species. The findings have been verified by an independent laboratory.
Citizen Science and Local Collaboration
Matthew Everett from Dragonfly Films emphasized the importance of collecting evidence from local people, farmers, and landowners, saying “Citizen Science like this will hopefully help us learn more about the Bagheera type big cats which may be quietly naturalizing here.” The DNA evidence is a significant contribution to the ongoing investigation of big cat sightings in Britain.
Implications of the Findings
The DNA results support consistent witness reports and other “secondary evidence” of big cats in Britain. The evidence is a crucial step towards understanding the behavior and habits of these elusive creatures and implementing measures to protect both the animals and the local population.
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