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Conservation Increases the Population of Florida Panther, Florida's State Animal


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, panthers, Florida, conservation )

Cher Away
- 468 days ago - daynews.com
The Florida panther, a subspecies of the cougar family, scientifically known as Puma concolor coryi, is considered a unique subspecies that is only found in the state of Florida in the United States. The Puma concolor subspecies is known by different



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Comments

Barbara D. (106)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:17 am
Nice to see that Florida is taking some very positive steps toward protecting the population.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:28 am

Kudos to Florida, this is very encouraging.
 

Christeen Anderson (452)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:22 am
Glad Florida is helping this situation. Thank you.
 

Julie E. (335)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:50 am
They are still extremely endangered. Panthers are only in Florida. From 20 to under 200, the good news. How many of those are inbreed and have deformities? Vehicles are hitting them. Florida really needs to step up and protect what is left of these beautiful creatures, so I hope they continue.
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:51 am
noted thnx
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday April 19, 2013, 10:00 am
What beautiful cats! I hope the efforts work.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday April 19, 2013, 2:49 pm
Glad to read this positive article.
 

janet f. (29)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:54 pm
Now let's just hope someone from Fish and Wildlife Services doesn't come around with a loaded gun.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:15 pm
Wonderful, I just love them.
 

Connie O. (40)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:16 pm
I am glad to see they are coming back. Hopefully they can increase the population. I wonder how many of the pythons are eating them?
 

Dale O. (189)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:33 pm
Wonderful and refreshing news for this majestic and marvellous Big Cat.
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:43 am
noted
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:54 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher.x
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:56 am
Ooops, should just be noted.x
 

John Gregoire (257)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 5:41 am
Now if we could stop the hunting and get those horrible snakes out of the glads!
 

Kathy P. (402)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:05 am
Great News and I hope it continues, and humans do not destroy.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:12 am
Great article, Cher. I'm very proud of what my home state is doing to protect the panthers.
 

Amy L. (77)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:31 am
We need more good news like this! Thank you!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 11:13 am
The fight is not over, we must continue!
 

Dianne D. (455)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:53 pm
We need to keep the pressure on. Breeding from 20 cats isn't enough for a strong gene pool. Fense in the humans and let the animals roam. They will bounce back without interference of humans. This is what happens when they kill off the wildlife, taxpayers have to pay a lot of money to bring them back. We should have never let things get this bad.
 

Eternal Gardener (704)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 2:44 pm
YAY!
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:39 pm
great news, now if we can just save the manatees
 
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