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Black Jaguar by giovannag Black Jaguar by giovannag
UPDATE in 04-24-2007: As I'm a target to art thiefs, I'm changing the file for one with a smaller size and a larger watermark.
Doing this, I know visitors can't see the details, but is to try to prevent problems.


This is Akagu, Yawara's twin brother.
Akagu is not a japanese name. It cames from "akagu-su" a Tupi (indian tribe) name. It means "big head" but from it derived the portuguese word "canguçu", which refers to a huge and ferous jaguar, and sometimes is used to black jaguars too.
This is not a panther, it's a black jaguar. A panther is a black leopard. Both leopards and jaguars show the same phenomenon called melanism (someone tell me please if I'm not using the right word in english), which make the fur darker, looking like black (but if you look at the animals closer or over light, you can see the spots). A normal jaguar, or leopard, can breed normal-yellow-spotted cubs or black cubs.
Then, Yawara is a spotted jaguar, and her brother is a black one. Yawara's human form is the girl with the fire-hair, and Akagu shows a little darker color skin than his sister, and have black hair - because of the night.

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Este é Akagu, o irmão gêmeo de Yawara.
"Akagu" não é um nome japonês. Veio de "akagu-su", o nome Tupi que originou "canguçu". "Akagu-su" significa "cabeça grande" mas tanto a palavra em si como sua derivada "canguçu" são comumente usadas no português, especialmente no interior do Brasil, para se referir a uma onça enorme e muito feroz, e por vezes é usado para a onça preta.
Não confunda onça preta com pantera... pantera é um leopardo preto. Mas eles nunca são realmente pretos. Se olhar com a luminosidade certa você pode ver as manchas na pelagem. É um fenômeno conhecido como melanismo. E uma onça pintada (ou um leopardo normal) pode ter uma ninhada de filhotinhos pintados tanto quanto de filhotes pretos.
Por isso Yawara é uma onça pintada, enquanto seu irmão é uma onça preta. Em formas humanas Yawara tem cabelos vermelhos (por causa do fogo) e pele mais clara, enquanto Akagu tem os cabelos negros (por causa da noite) e a pele mais escura.
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felix-cartoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Meu parabéns! *-*
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Little-Fallen-Angel0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh meu Deus, é tão lindo! Sua arte é maravilhosa ^^
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sooooo beautiful
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WolfHeart112 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing! I LOVE it!
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masonday Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!
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Kiremoonchild Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful:D Thats y it took me a long time to put my piccies up cos i was afraid someone would steal them
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kmorse21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
i like this alot
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, god, it's amazing!
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wolfedoutcats Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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Oshawott1234 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
THATS SO COOOOL!!!!
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