Protect the Florida Panther
or Lose Her Forever
What is the Species?
Puma concolor coryi. The Florida Panther is a subspecies of cougar that has
adapted to the subtropical environment of Florida.
How Many Panthers Are Left?
Only 80 to 100 panthers still remain in Florida, making this one of the most rare and endangered mammals in the world.
Where is their Habitat?
Florida Panthers are usually found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and mixed swamp forests. Adult males may range over an area of 200 square miles, while females range Read More
Florida Panther Kitten Raises New Hope
In late January, a rehabilitated orphan Florida panther known as FP219 was released back into the wild. That alone is a happy story, but what makes it even more special is what biologists found a few months later — a kitten! FP219 had successfully adapted to living in the wild and was raising a healthy newborn! his kitten, dubbed K398, represents a hope for the future of Florida panthers and is a promising addition to the endangered species population!
These and other successes are the Read More
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In the News in FL
Beautiful, elusive, powerful – and critically endangered.
The Florida panther is one of the most endangered mammals on earth and the future of this subspecies is in our hands.
Panthers need more room to roam – please tell the Secretary of Interior and the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make panthers a priority!
Florida panthers once prowled and flourished in America’s southeastern woodlands and swamps, but today, fewer than 160 of these majestic cats remain in a tiny portion of their historic Read More
Feds must move to end trafficking of snakes
November 18, 2011
Another python devours wildlife in the Everglades, another photo goes viral. And in Florida, we get another reminder of just how destructive those giant constrictors running amok are to our native habitat.
Floridians, of course, may not need reminders. Like the infamous 2005 photo of the gluttonous 13-foot Burmese python whose gut split open after swallowing a 6-foot alligator whole, last month's story of a 15-foot python captured and killed — with a 76-pound deer in its belly Read More