Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.09.18

On February 19th the FWC collected the remains of a 5-6 year old female on CR846, east of Camp Keais Strand in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

On February 22nd the FWC collected the remains of a 2 year old male on US27 west of Clewiston in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

On February 28th the FWC collected the remains of a 5-6 year old female in Jerome on SR29 in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

On February 28th the FWC collected the remains of a 3 year old female on CR846, west of County Line Road in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

Florida Panther statistics for 2018:
Eleven panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Four males and seven females. Of the eleven deaths, three were less than six months old. All eleven deaths were caused by vehicles.

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.

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