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 of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 11.
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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (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.