Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 02.16.18

On February 2nd the FWC collected the remains of a 3 year old female at CR835 near Dooley Grade Road in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

On February 3rd the FWC collected the remains of a 5 month old male at CR835 near Dooley Grade Road in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

On February 5th the FWC collected the remains of a 4 month old male at CR846 near Stockade Street in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.

Florida Panther statistics for 2018:
Seven panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Three males and four females. Of the seven deaths, three were less than six months old. All seven 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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