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 … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 25, 2017 the FWC documented a new litter of kittens: 1 male and 2 females belonging to Mom FP199; the age of the trio is unknown. On April 20, 2017 FWC reported collecting the remains of panther UCFP307 on CR846, 2.6 miles west of County Line Road in Collier County. The cause of … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 13th FWC documented a new litter of three 10-day old kittens, 2 males and 1 female belonging to Mom FP247. On April 18th FWC reported the remains of UCFP306, a 3-year-old male panther, were collected on April 13th on I-4 in Polk County. The cause of death was vehicular collision. The total number … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 5th the FWC reported the death of a one-and-half year old female panther discovered in Hendry County on CR835 south of Dooley Grade; she was struck by a vehicle. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 10. Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther remains. Please … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

The FWC reported three additional panther deaths. On February 27th a male panther 5-6 years old was struck by a vehicle in Collier County on the SR82 a half mile east of CR850. On February 28th a male panther 2-3 years old was struck by a vehicle in Desoto County on the NE Four Mile … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Florida panther deaths still at record-high for 2016

A record number of endangered Florida panthers died again last year— 42 of the remaining big cats were killed, matching the 2015 record. 34 were hit by vehicles in southwest Florida, where development is shrinking what’s left of their habitat. The tally kept by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission includes six new litters, … Continue reading Florida panther deaths still at record-high for 2016