On July 18th the FWC reported the death of a 2 and half year old female panther. The panther was struck by a vehicle on Collier Boulevard near City Gate Boulevard in Collier County.
The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 17.
Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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.
Reminder: On June 30th, USFWS announced review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status. USFWS is accepting public comments until August 29, 2017.