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Florida Panther

Dec. 2008.

Florida Panther
snowleopard, 27 Mar 2011
    • DavidBrown
      @snowleopard: Was this Florida panther an individual that had been injured in the wild and is non-releasable? Is this the only Florida panther in captivity?
    • snowleopard
      Here is a link describing a male Florida panther's release back into the wild after 13-months spent at White Oak Conservation Center. The cat had been kept in a 10-acre enclosure with minimal human contact, and so I don't think that it is uncommon for the center to come to the aid of injured Florida panthers. I do not know the story behind the individual in my photo from December 2008.

      http://wocenter.org/documents/PantherUpdate1211.pdf

      This link states that there are "estimated to be less than 130 individuals in a restricted range in southern Florida". I do seem to remember seeing a Florida panther at Jacksonville Zoo in 2008, and thus there might be a few Florida wildlife attractions with panthers.

      Florida Panther
    • DavidBrown
      Thanks for the info and links snowleopard. I'm glad to know that some of White Oak's cats get re-released.
    • FSBlue
      I believe Jacksonville is the only other facility that has Florida Panthers specifically in its collection
    • gorgeousingray
      Lowry park has an elderly female.
    • BeardsleyZooFan
      Lowry Park does indeed have a Florida Panther, but I think Calusa (the panther) is only 4 years old.;)
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