Balam in Maya means Jaguar, for the Mayan culture the Jaguar represented the universe, since they believed that the stars of the universe had been engraved on their skin as its spots.



There exists is a darker variety that is known as the Black Jaguar that many people call Panthers, however the only thing that changes is its fur, being this darker, however this variety of Jaguars only inhabits in Southamerica.



They spend many hours licking their fur to remove any trace of their victim's odor that might scare off the next one.