Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On May 8th FWC reported collecting the remains of a 3-4 year old female panther UCFP308 on CR832, 5 mi East of OSSF in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicular collision. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 13.

Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther remains. Please report injured or dead panthers to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

With milder temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.

The FWC is interested in photos of panthers or their tracks. Anyone lucky enough to capture this large cat on camera is encouraged to submit the picture and sighting location to: MyFWC.com/PantherSightings.

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