These felines are from Peru, but one appeared in New York during Deathwish on page 157.
These cats are not easy to take down; in Deathwish, one took several shots in the throat and chest without being affected. They jump in long leaps, and snarl like "100 lions."
They are the size of a panther, and look much like one too with their black, fur-covered bodies. They are marked with thin silver stripes on their shoulders, and have white eyes with eliptical pupils.