Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.20.18

The FWC reported a new litter of panther kittens: one male and two females were born to Mum FP220 in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The kittens are approximately five weeks old.

Florida Panther statistics for 2018:

One new litter was documented consisting of one male and two females for a total of three kittens born in 2018.

Fourteen panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Six males and eight females. Of the fourteen deaths, three were less than six months old. Twelve deaths were caused by vehicles, and two reported as unknown.

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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