A cougar from the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.
The "Panther" was a mythical creature in ancient legend, described as a big cat. They were said to emit a sweet smelling odor when they roared, which would draw any nearby animals to be eaten.
Real Panthers are Cougars, Jaguars, & Leopards - The name refers to any of those cats, among others. Even the Black Panther is a really a type of Jaguar.