A panther has an animal body. It has no hands. It is a carnivore.
And lo! almost where the ascent began,
A panther light and swift exceedingly,
Which with a spotted skin was covered o'er! And never moved she from before my face,
Nay, rather did impede so much my way,
That many times I to return had turned.
Dante's Inferno, as translated
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow