Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 11.14.17

On November 7th, the FWC collected the remains of a three-and-half year old male on Immokalee Road in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. On November 13th, the FWC collected the remains of a 6 to 7 year old male on CR833 in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 11.14.17

Land for Florida Panthers!

An environmental group secured the development rights to a key piece of land in the LaBelle area, a 460-acre tract that’s expected to move the Florida panther recovery forward by giving the cats’ easier access to lands to the north. The Nature Conservancy paid nearly $2 million to keep the land in an eternal state … Continue reading Land for Florida Panthers!

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 10.27.17

On October 14th the FWC documented a new litter! The kittens: one male and one female born to Mom FP247 are approximately 23 days old. On October 15th the FWC collected the remains of a one-and-half year old female on CR835 in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. Florida Panther statistics for … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 10.27.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.22.17

On September 16th, the FWC collected the remains of a three-and-half year old male on SR98 in Highlands County just north of Lake Istokpoga. The cause of death was vehicle collision. Florida Panther statistics for 2017: Six new litters were documented consisting of 10 males and 7 females for a total of 17 kittens born … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.22.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 17 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.15.17

With respect to Hurricane Irma, “Panthers are highly adaptable animals that are likely to survive just fine,” said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. “They will get wet when it rains and they will hunker down when the winds pick up,” Land said. “Panthers don’t build homes, so their rest sites will be rather unaffected. … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.15.17

7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers, authorities are investigating the discovery of seven tigers, six lions and a leopard found in a barn in Poinsett County. Zellers said the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip about the animals. Deputies went to the scene and saw the animals plainly visible … Continue reading 7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

Hemingway House Cats

On Monday morning, authorities were just beginning to assess the damage Hurricane Irma’s brute force wrought on the delicate archipelago that is the Florida Keys. One beloved house and the colony of six-toed cats survived the storm unscathed: The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. All 54 cats—and the 10 humans who hunkered … Continue reading Hemingway House Cats

Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums represents more than 230 animal care facilities in the U.S. and abroad, requires all of its members to practice an annual disaster preparedness drill to keep their accreditation. And many facilities review or update their protocols every year, including Zoo Miami that buckled down for Hurricane Irma. The skeleton … Continue reading Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

On August 19th, the FWC discovered a new litter of kittens: one male and one female belonging to Mom FP239. The kittens are now approximately 2 months old. The FWC reported the loss of four panthers during the month of August: On August 13th, a 12-year-old male was struck by a vehicle at Mile Marker … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17