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On the jungle of Peru there’s a myth about one of the most amazing animals of the Amazon called the Yanapuma, which in quechua means Black Puma. It has been scientifically proved that the Yanapuma is a case of melanism in the Otorongo, meaning that they are animals with an excess of black pigmentation  which is why they are so rare.

This rarity has lead the jungle man to believe that the Yanapuma has demonic powers and that it hypnotizes its victims before devouring them.

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