There is no difference between a panther and a leopard because they’re the same animal.
The name “panther’ doesn’t apply to any one cat but is usually used to refer to leopards, particularly black leopards.
However, sometimes pumas and jaguars are called panthers as well.
A Panther can also refer to a creature out of ancient mythology that resembles a big cat with a multicoloured hide.
Often depicted as a type of cat, the panther was also depicted as a donkey, and as a composite creature with a horned head, long neck and a horse’s body.
The word “panther” means “every wild beast” in Greek.