I'm on the island where I just killed one of the Templars, Lucia Marquez, when I noticed that the island had black jaguars indicated on the map. I spent over half an hour running around, hiding in bushes, and climbing trees, but didn't encounter a single black jaguar. I thought that maybe they only appear at night. I waited again and still nothing. Any special condition for this thing to pop out?
It's just kinda random of when they spawn, I will say though that black jaguars are easier to appear then white. I've also had better luck moving away from the symbol that the map says animals are suppose to be at, quite a ways away actually.
For me Black Panthers and Red Howler Monkeys if you go where the icon states. You may get one in the area. Just go somewhere else on the island and come back they will respawn pretty fast. I played AC3 so much, I started to say "yama" when skinning the animals.
just got em. what I did was exit the animus while I'm on the island, reenter the animus, go the walk around the area where they show up, repeat (in this case, in the island where I killed Marquez, on shows up near the temple, and the area between the beach and the Mayan artifact)